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 plans our annual Tartan Day and this year it will take place on Saturday, April 6th (on Tartan Day itself no doubt!). We'll be holding the event at the Webster Hills United Methodist Church at 1333 Lockwood Ave in Webster Groves. Doors will open at 1:00 pm and close at 4:00 pm.
Representatives from the St. Louis Curling Club, SPAE, Scottish Terrier Rescue, the Spirit of St. Louis Pipe Band and many more will be there, along with performances from Dance Caledonia and the St. Louis Caledonian Pipe Band. This year will also feature a special new addition, a Scottish Tea Room!