(C) Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard, 2021 - P.O. Box 1895, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Edgartown Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road
National Tartan Day is a US Observance On April 6 Each Year.
It commemorates the Scottish Declaration of Independence,
from which the American Declaration of Independence was modelled
on. It also recognizes achievements of Americans of Scottish descent.
The Scottish Declaration of Independence was signed on April 6, 1320.
The American Declaration of Independence was, in fact, modeled
on this particular document. Almost half of the signers of the American Declaration of Independence were of Scottish descent.
The US Senate Resolution on National Tartan Day was passed on
March 20, 1998. From that point onward, National Tartan Day was
designated as April 6 every year. A day for all Americans, particularly
those of Scottish descent to celebrate their Scottish Heritage.
From www.Time and Date.com/holidays/national tartan day.
Come & Celebrate!
Our Tartan Day Program Begins With
a Warm Scottish Welcome From Our
Society President, Rick Hamilton will
help us start off the festivities and get
the ball rolling
Songs of Scotland to Warm the Soul
and Kindle the Spirit!
Society Singers led by Phil Dietterich
Celebrate The Declaration
That Started it All!
The Declaration of Arbroath
read by Fergus Porter
Rousing Good Fun With
Spirited Group Singing!
Led by Phil Dietterich
A Heritage Story Comes
to Life for Children
of All Ages!
An Awesome Tale Read by
This Man Can Certainly
Turn a Phrase!
Laureate, Steve Ewing -
Onto Every Word.
Always Loads of
Good, Delicious Fun
From our poet laureate for the 2019 Burns Supper
(as shared with the MV Times)
Be sure to visit
our Tartan Store for
great gift ideas!