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Tartan Day – April 6th

Posted by Len Gilbert on March 29, 2013

Get your Scottish on and celebrate Tartan Day!

Saturday, April 6th 1o:00-5:00pm

Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont, CA

Pipers, dancers, clan tents, food, highland games, music, and Scottish ale are just some of the attractions. See http://tartanday.eastbayscots.org for more details.

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Tartan Day, as currently celebrated it every April 6th , started in New York City in 1982 as a celebration of contributions by Scottish Americans to the United States throughout its history.

This marks the date a declaration of Scottish independence against Edward I’s English rule, known the Declaration of Arbroath, was signed in 1320 and submitted to Pope John XXII.

The declaration intended to confirm Scotland’s status as an independent, sovereign state, defending Scotland’s right to use military action when unjustly attacked and which was an influence on the American Declaration of Independence.

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