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 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!

Following the afternoon event, there will be a traditional ceilidh located here:
VFW Post 3500
1717 S Big Bend Blvd
Richmond Heights, 63117
Begins at 6:00 pm!
There'll be a cash bar, clan tables, and bring a picnic dinner while listening to some great Scottish music (absolutely no outside alcohol). For those who don't know what occurs at a ceilidh, it's a social event composed of folk music, singing, traditional dancing, and good fellowship. If you're unable to join us in the afternoon, be sure to come on out that evening for some fun!
Tartan Day is open to everyone so feel free to bring your friends, family, and colleagues! We'll also have some raffles and door prizes, along with some great displays on Scottish heritage and culture. Be sure to follow our Facebook page for quick updates about vendors and groups as well as pictures. For additional questions, message us anytime.
Grab Your Kilt and We'll See You on April 6th!