06 April, 2024

The Plaids The Thing...

6 April is Tartan Day!

Tartan Day is a chance for people around the world to celebrate their connections to Scotland. 

First recognised in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1987, the event is now marked around the world as a celebration of Scottish culture and heritage.

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Both plaids and tartans are woven of stripes that meet at 90-degree angles. 

Tartans have an identical pattern of stripes running vertically and horizontally, resulting in overlapping square grids. 

Regular plaids are not necessarily the same in both directions, with variation in color, size, and/or pattern of stripes.

In Scotland, the word “plaid” comes from the Gaelic word for blanket, and it’s used to describe the large kind of kilt worn over the shoulder, not the fabric pattern.

Sweetie got into the act, wearing a tammie.
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Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Love Sweetie with her tammie.
Did not know about Tartan Day but I laid out my tartan skirt for Church... https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2021/12/ancient-grey-stuart-tartan-fabric-from.html
Thanks for mentioning this.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Sweetie looks cute in her Tam O'Shanter.

Lynn and Precious said...

Sweetie, you carry off the tartan well. I am sick of wearing plaid flannel shirts, lol. At least they can be colorful in the winter.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Awww Sweetie, you look adorable!!!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Sweetie looks fabulous!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

It suits you well!

pilch92 said...

Sweetie looks so cute. Thanks for the puzzle. XO

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Sweetie looks adorable!

meowmeowmans said...

Aww, we love Sweetie in plaid!

John Bellen said...

I've known that plaid referred to a garment since I read a book about travelling in 1920s Spain, and the author mentioned a plaid thrown over a peasant's shoulder. Now, I always try to be accurate about using tartan for the pattern.

messymimi said...

Gotta love Scotland, the Scots, and men in kilts! We celebrate all things Scottish on Reformation Day at church every year.

Katie Isabella said...

Sweetie do you have any idea how beautiful you are in that tam?