Tartan Day

Everyone's Scottish on Tartan Day!


Every year on April 6th, we celebrate Tartan Day here in North America. It's the day we recognize our Scottish heritage and cultural groups like ours across the country celebrate with a multitude of parades, events, parties, social gatherings, musical performances, and much more!

In 2005, the U.S. Congress designated April 6th as National Tartan Day following similar recognition in preceding years. The date April 6th is chosen because it is also the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath; a medieval document affirming Scotland's sovereignty before Pope John XXII. To learn more about National Tartan Day and its historic origins, visit some of the numerous Tartan Day websites.

The Activities Committee will begin planning Tartan Day 2020 very soon! If you'd like to participate or request information about vendors, contact our Activities Director Anna Friday at activitiesdirector@stlstandrews.com.