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Tartan Day

Tartan Day was founded in Nova Scotia as an annual celebration of Scottish culture and heritage, and has grown more popular every year. In the US, it was declared ‘Tartan Day’ by the Senate in 1998 to celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish Americans to the United States.  


Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320.
It spread to other communities of the Scottish diaspora in the 1990s. In Australia, the similar International Tartan Day is held on July 1, the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan.
Each year the Scots celebrate Tartan Day on or around April 6.

Join Us at Piper Down

Put on your tartan (optional!) and come on down to Piper Down (a 21 and older pub) for our Tartan Day Celebration. April 7th at 7:30 we will have our 3rd Annual Scottish Tartan Day Pup Quiz by Dr. Nick. Come early and order some dinner (they have great food). Then stick around for Karaoke, a beloved Scottish pasttime. They serve Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash, Fish and Chips and more faves!

(They also have a complete Vegan menu!) Come hang out with us at Piper Down!

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