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10th Annual San Diego Tartan Day Festival

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Since 1998, April 6 has been designated by the U.S. Senate as "Tartan Day" in recognition of the contribution made by generations of Scots-Americans to the foundation and prosperity of modern America.

April 6, 1320 was the date of the Declaration of Arbroath, a Scottish declaration of independence that has served as a model for many other declarations, including our own. The U.S. Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. Bill of Rights suggest influence by early Scottish documents, and even the U.S. Navy can trace its roots back to Scotland - John Paul Jones, born at Arbigland, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, on July 6, 1747, is often referred to as the father of the U.S. Navy.

Major celebrations are held in communities around the world. Since 2004, a coalition of San Diego's major Scottish organizations has presented Tartan Day celebrations for the San Diego community. The tradition continues with the 10th annual festival at the International Cottages, Balboa Park on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

San Diego Tartan Day Inc.

San Diego Tartan Day Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit coalition of local Scottish organizations, including the House of Scotland, the North County Scots, the Robert Burns Club of San Diego, the Saint Andrews Society of San Diego, the San Diego-Edinburgh Sister City Society, and the San Diego Scottish Highland Games.

The organization was founded in 2004 as a Steering Committee made up of representatives of each participating group. In recent years, the group was incorporated and designated as a not-for-profit organization, and members of the participating organizations are automatically part of Tartan Day, too.

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Event Date: Apr 06, 2013 11:00 AM - Apr 06, 2013 04:00 PM
Hours of Operation: Not Listed
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