On Celebrating Scottish Heritage

Today, April 6th, is celebrated as Tartan Day.

This holiday commemorates America’s Scottish heritage, from the colonization of the New World to the Declaration of Independence and beyond.

I first learned of Tartan Day some years ago at the North Carolina Renaissance Faire, and the idea intrigued me.

If the Irish get St. Patrick’s Day, surely the Scots merit notice as well? 🙂

So wear a kilt, toss a caper, listen to bagpipe music, and add lots of interjections like “Och!” to your speech randomly today, and you’ll be good.

Check out the National Tartan Day USA website, and find out more!

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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