|AKA Name||Tartan Day, National Holiday for Scottish Americans|
|Compiled on||#TartanDay, #NationalTartanDay|
|Related Hashtags||#Tartan, #Scottish, #Scotland, #Canada|
|2023 Date||April 6, 2023|
|2024 Date||April 6, 2024|
National Tartan Day History
National Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage which also marks the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath. The Declaration of Arbroath is a declaration of Scottish Independence, signed in 1320. The declaration is in the form of a letter addressed to Pope John XXII and declared Scotland as an independent and sovereign state. The declaration was written at the Arbroath Abbey by Bernard of Kilwinning, Chancellor of Scotland and Abbot of Arbroath.
National Tartan Day originated in New York City when the mayor, Ed Koch, declared July 1, 1982, as Tartan day. It was a one-time celebration of the 200th anniversary of repealing the Act of Proscription (August 12, 1747), which had forbidden Scots to wear tartan. Then in 2004, the National Capital Tartan Day Committee lobbied US House Representatives to designate April 6 as National Tartan Day, a day which was adopted on March 9, 2005.
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