Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy Tartan Day

April 6th is National Tartan Day in the US. - "The National Holiday for all Scottish Americans"
Americans of Scottish descent have played a vibrant and influential role in the development of the United States. From the framers of the Declaration of Independence to the first man on the moon, Scottish-Americans have contributed mightily to the fields of the arts, science, politics, law, and more. Today, over eleven million Americans claim Scottish and Scotch-Irish roots -- making them the eighth largest ethnic group in the United States. These are the people and accomplishments that are honored on National Tartan Day, April 6th. [from website]
To be clear, April 6th is Tartan Day everywhere.  April 6, 1320 was the date of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320 -- The Scottish Declaration of Independence.

[The image above is of Arbroath Abbey]

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