Beautiful New York

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National Tartan Day

Although their neighbors from across the Irish Sea get a lot more publicity, the celebrants of Scottish heritage throw quite a shindig in New York on National Tartan Day. While the Tartan Day Parade is traditionally held on the weekend (this year, it will be on April 8th), the official day is April 6th in honor of the anniversary of the Scottish Declaration of Independence, signed in 1320. This document was a prominent inspiration for Thomas Jefferson, when he penned the American Declaration of Independence some four and a half centuries later. Happy Tartan Day!

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