06 April, 2023

Tartan Day

 Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage on 6 April, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320.

Tartan Day originated in Canada in the mid-1980s. It spread to other communities of the Scottish diaspora in the 1990s.

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💔Puppy in a kilt!💖
Today, I am BEYOND grateful to my bestest friend JB, who years ago suggested that I might like to read a newly published book: "Outlander".

Believe it or not, I ignored her advice, until thirty years later, in Autumn, 2021, I happened across the audiobook on my library phone app, and decided to give it a try.

I am now an official Outlander fangirl, having read the entire book series twice, AND watched the TV show on DVD from...wait for it...the library.

Therefore, one more tartan photo:

Actor Sam Heughan, portraying the hero of the Outlander stories, Jamie Fraser.
The tartan worn here was created by historians and costumers, using 1700's technology and dyes, for the most accurate re-creation of clothing at that time.
The actor makes it all look SMASHING!😽
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Mickey's Musings said...

Tartan Day is a pawsome way to celebrate the Scots. Mum's Mum was from Scotland.
She was a war bride :)
Purrs, Julie

Zoolatry said...

Oh, we should-a known, mine Mommy's "Mom" was (she's an angel now) Canadian, they were all of the MacMillan clan, once she looked up and saved photos of their tartan; most stayed in the PEI area, though some went West to Saskatchewan. [and we loved OUTLANDER]

Gidget Blue Sky said...

MOL dee Puppy!!!!

Catscue Cat Mom said...

My Mom's side of the family is Scottish and there is nothing better than a man in a kilt! I was late to Outlander as well but did read most of the series before the show came out - definitely a fan.

pilch92 said...

That little dog in a kilt is adorable.

Dawn said...

I had no idea there was such a thing as Tartan Day and I'm Scots lol

Learn something new everyday xxx

Brian's Home Blog said...

They were way ahead of their time, lots of men wear skirts today. Happy Tartan Day!

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Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3 said...

Happy Tartan Day

https://hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

Yes! I love the outlander too! One of my fav series --when will she come out with the next book!!!

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Here is a fuuny...form real life, its true...

My Father in law did not like the fact that he was Danish-German on account of the war years, so he decided to be Scottish! Yes he did, and he had/raised Scottie dogs, likely to prove himself Scottish, LOL!!!

I am a Canadian, but somehow I never heard of this day...I started to live in Michigan in the mid 1980's...
Our high school colors were red, back and orange, and they made a tartan to go with those colors, I still have my kilt. It was our uniform.
I also have some of the 'Canadian' tartan items, in the Maple Leaf tartan.

Three Chatty Cats said...

That puppy, squee!!!

Darla M Sands said...

Nice post! Thank you for sharing.