Happy National Tartan Day!

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Happy National Tartan Day!

It’s a day where one breaks out their kilts and celebrates their Scottish heritage.

A Tartan is a plaid pattern that consists of criss-crossed vertical and horizontal bands in a variety of colors.

Such patterns are commonly found in Scottish kilts and the Tartan has become synonymous with Scotland as a result.

Created by presidential proclamation in 2008, National Tartan Day celebrates Americans who have Scottish ancestry.

It also honors the “Declaration of Arbroath.”

Signed on April 6th, 1320, the pact asserted Scottish independence from England. 

And when Congress first considered “National Tartan Day,” lawmakers cited the Declaration of Arbroath as an inspiration for the U.S. Declaration of Independence

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