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Ciudad de México

Tartan Day 2024

Tartan Day 2024
Tartan Day 2024

Time & Location

06 Apr 2024, 11:00 GMT-6

Ciudad de México, Montes Escandinavos 405, Lomas - Virreyes, Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, 11000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

About the event

Tartan Day is celebration of Scottish heritage and the cultural contributions of Scottish and Scottish-diaspora figures of history. It is held on April 6, the date on which the Scotland's Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. The same date is used for locally official Tartan Days in Angus and Aberdeen, Scotland (from 2004).

The name refers to tartan, a patterned woollen cloth associated with Scotland. The event originated in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1987. It spread to other communities of the Scottish diaspora and Scotland itself in the 1990s to 2000s.

The events typically have parades of pipe bands, Highland dancing, and other Scottish-themed activities. It can also include the Kirkin' o' the Tartan, a ceremony involving the blessing of family tartans at a Church. Originally conceived as a Presbyterian ceremony, today it is observed by a variety of Christian denominations, including Episcopalian, Methodist, Catholic, and Orthodox.

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