Tartan Day

Everyone's Scottish on Tartan Day!

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We're proud to announce Tartan Day 2020!

This year will feature a number of different vendors, artistic groups, and Scottish organizations from all around the St. Louis region! Our Tartan Day event will take place here:

Webster United Methodist Church

1333 W Lockwood Ave

Webster Groves, MO 63122

Saturday, April 4th - 12:00 to 4:00 PM

The festivities continue later into the day with an old-fashioned Tartan Day Ceilidh! Ceilidhs are Scottish dances and social events gathering people together to practice traditional Scottish dancing and dining. The Tartan Day Ceilidh will take place here:

VFW Post 3500

1717 S Big Bend Blvd

Richmond Heights, MO 63117

6:00 PM - ?? PM

These are all free activities! Here's a snapshot of what to expect on Tartan Day:

  • Herbs & Handspun - history of tartan using storyboards & spinning
  • Semas Ferguson - Tartan & clan facts
  • Highland Mist - Dancing
  • Fairy Dance - Celtic Knots, Salitres & Stained Glass & Jewelry
  • Traveling Tea
  • Helen Jack - Children's Story Telling
  • Piping STL - Piping & promo of new pipe band
  • STL Scottish Dogs
  • Aberdeen Golf Club
  • Thistle Do Nicely - Scottish Snacks & Shop
  • Traveling Tea 

So what is Tartan Day? Tartan Day is a global recognition of 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. This date was 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.