Bottle of vodka!!…… bottle of rum……….WOT A SONG, that’s right folks Saturday 7th of April we welcome TARTAN DAY 2018. Calling all Celts, Scot’s and all our expat brethren, dust off your Kilts and get ‘em oot and ‘mon down to Hibernia, sorry I mean Caledonia, to imbibe, sing, have a laugh and most importantly to Celebrate the Declaration of Arbroath, (look it up) basically it means not letting the English rule our land, yes we have that in common, now go watch Braveheart again. The menu will have the Winslow’s Scotch eggs and they are Braw, Belhaven twisted thistle IPA and a never ending supply of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, plus a hunner mair surprises to look forward to. So lock up your bairns at hame and come enjoy yourself with all of the Hib crew………..and as always remember that “THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE”…………..
The History of Tartan Day
In 1998 the U.S. Senate declared April 6 to be National Tartan Day to recognize the contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States. In 1999, two pipe bands and a small but enthusiastic group of Scottish Americans marched from the British Consulate to the UN—our first Parade! Since then, we have grown to include hundreds of pipers, thousands of marchers and many more thousands cheering from the sidelines.
The National Tartan Day New York Committee was formed as a 501(c)(3) in 2002 to organize the Parade and co-ordinate all the associated activities which surround the Parade. There are now so many it has become Tartan Week, with a definition of “week” as anything, so far, from 7-21 days.