Every year Scotland descendants in America celebrate their origin with a huge pomp and show. It is celebrated in different parts of the country. The date of signing of the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath is established as the national Tartan day. The common origins in the entire country on that day gather at the event and bring to the world their heritage, creativity, innovations, business, and success. This is the time when the Scots gather to share their progress, experiences, and inspire each other to work for a better future. The pageantry is celebrated with hundreds of pipers, drummers, highland dancers, Scottie dogs, and celebrities embracing thousands of Scotties. The day stands a symbol of the cultural and historical contributions of the Scots to the world.
2011 Tartan Day in Colorado was celebrated on April 9th in Olde Town Arvada from 9:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The event holds evidence of the Scottish, Irish, Celtic history from various clans which spreads understanding of the Scot ethics and values. The day is organized by the Colorado Tartan Day Council who were assisted by sponsors from various regimes. The hit of the event is attributed to the combined effect of Walkers, Angus Mohr, Clan Thompson Society, Malts, Bread Winners Clan Thompson, Clan Mackey, and many more. Hosting of the event can even be shared by the public. There are memberships and donation opportunities that make people and the organization active participants in the legendry event.
Individuals can attain membership to Colorado Tartan Day through an annual membership fee that includes:
- $25 per year for a family membership (which is includes children 18 and under)
- $15 per year of individual membership
- $20 per year of senior family membership
Payment for acquiring a membership and renewals every year can be made through PayPal or in person.
The event had several clans and organizations participating this year, which resulted in a successful event. A few of the clans include Campbell, Cochrane, Cunningham, Dunlap, Davidson, Gun, Hay, O’ Hannon, Mackey, Macleod, McNeil, and Scott. The organizations that made up the day were the Elizabeth Celtic Festival, Daughters of the American Revolution in Colorado, National Tartan Day, the Ren Scots, The Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers, S.A.M.S Post 100, St. Andrews Society of Colorado, and the Caledonian Foundation USA. The Tartan Day is a combined effect of all these clans, organizations, the Colorado Tartan Day Council, and Scots from various regions. It is a reflection of the grandeur of Scots in Colorado.