Tartan Day: April 6th - A Celebration of Scottish Culture & Heritage
Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage on the 6th of April, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. It recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Scots and their descendants in Canada.
Although not a public holiday in Canada, Tartan Day is a day of observance and it has become an official annual celebration of Scottish culture and heritage.
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 and worn by the Scottish community world-wide, the Maple Leaf Tartan is Canada’s official tartan.
The Maple Leaf Tartan represents the contributions that the more than four million Canadians of Scottish heritage continue to make to our country.
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.
This year the Tartan Day celebration will be at Miner's Hall, April 8th, 2023. There will highland dancers, piping, a cash bar, raffles and LIVE music from Cabot's Crossing!
Tartan Day & The Canmore Highland Games
Tartan Day and the Canmore Highland Games bring Canmore together to celebrate Scottish independence and culture.
Savour Your Inner Scot At The Camore Highland Games
September 2nd & 3rd, 2023 brings back the full experience of Celtic culture at Centennial Park in Canmore – Come experience the colours of the tartans and the thrill of the pipes at the 32nd Annual Canmore Highland Games.
TASTE OF THE HIGHLANDS | THE CANMORE HIGHLAND GAMES | THE CANMORE CEILIDH | SEPT. 3rd & 4th
Bring your family and meet your friends at the premiere Celtic festival in Alberta. Experience the traditions…witness Celtic culture at its best! Thrill to the sounds of the pipes beneath the peaks of the Rocky Mountains.