National Tartan Day in Canada
Quick FactsTartan Day is a special day for Canadians to celebrate their national, provincial, territorial or personal tartans.
|National Tartan Day||English|
|Fête du Tartan||French|
|Der Tartan Day||German|
National Tartan Day 2013Saturday, April 6, 2013
National Tartan Day 2014Sunday, April 6, 2014
List of dates for other years
Tartans of all varieties are worn on Tartan Day, which recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Scots and their descendants in Canada on April 6.
What do people do?
Tartan Day celebrations include parades with pipe bands, highland dancing and sports, and other community gatherings with Scottish-themed events. While a variety of tartans are displayed, the maple leaf tartan is Canada’s official tartan.
Tartan Day is an observance and not a public holiday in Canada.
On October 21, 2010, the Minister of Canadian Heritage officially declared April 6 as Tartan Day. It is celebrated on April 6 because it is the anniversary of the signing of Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, the Scottish declaration of independence. In Canada, the day originated in the late 1980s in Nova Scotia, where it was declared an official day by the provincial government. It then spread across the country, with many provinces joining in.
National Tartan Day Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday type||Where it is observed|
|Tue||Apr 6||2010||National Tartan Day||Observance|
|Wed||Apr 6||2011||National Tartan Day||Observance|
|Fri||Apr 6||2012||National Tartan Day||Observance|
|Sat||Apr 6||2013||National Tartan Day||Observance|
|Sun||Apr 6||2014||National Tartan Day||Observance|
|Mon||Apr 6||2015||National Tartan Day||Observance|
|Wed||Apr 6||2016||National Tartan Day||Observance|
|Thu||Apr 6||2017||National Tartan Day||Observance|
|Fri||Apr 6||2018||National Tartan Day||Observance|
|Sat||Apr 6||2019||National Tartan Day||Observance|
|Mon||Apr 6||2020||National Tartan Day||Observance|
Other holidays in April 2013 in Canada
- Easter Monday ―Monday, April 1, 2013
- Last day of Passover ―Tuesday, April 2, 2013
- Yom HaShoah ―Monday, April 8, 2013
- Vimy Ridge Day ―Tuesday, April 9, 2013
- Yom HaAtzmaut ―Tuesday, April 16, 2013
- St. George's Day ―Monday, April 22, 2013
- Lag B'Omer ―Sunday, April 28, 2013
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