Scottish Tartans - National Tartan Day

It's National Tartan Day, celebrated annually on April 6th. Originating in Canada in the mid-1980s to celebrate Scottish heritage. It is now celebrated throughout North America. Read how the declaration of Arbroath inspired the American Declaration of Independence, when Sir Billy Connolly led the largest celebration in New York and more!


Original Red Scottich Tartan ©MDHarding


Scottish Tartans - National Tartan Day


About National Tartan Day


Did you know that it is also the 700th anniversary of when the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320? A letter declaring Scottish Independence from English rule and naming Robert the Bruce as lawful King of Scotland.


The document is said to have inspired the American Declaration of Independence, of which two signers were Scottish-born and half were of Scottish ancestry.