24.04.2012, Author: highlander
Tartan Day celebrations vary from city to city and from country to country around the world. The festivities center around two separate events in Scotland’s history, the Declaration of Arbroath and the repeal of the Act of Proscription. Some communities fill a single day with a variety of events that typically begin with a parade comprised of individuals wearing kilts while marching and playing bagpipes and other instruments. Other cities extend the celebration over the span of an entire week, holding traditional Scottish competitions and various programs centered on the Scottish heritage. Though Scottish citizens commemorated the historic events for hundreds of years, it is only in the last decade that Tartan Day became a national holiday in many countries around the world.
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12.04.2012, Author: highlander
Long ago, before typical tailoring began, people created garments by wrapping woven fabric around themselves. One piece of clothing that has changed very little over its existence is the kilt. What was once a way of locating family members, later developed into a source of pride among Scotland. You can find kilts everywhere from school grounds to labor unions to weddings and graduations, with the typically plaid skirts being worn by both adults and small children. When you see someone wearing a kilt, you can be sure that this is where the trend began.
Now I ask you – are these articles worn frequently by children, in some countries, worn for fashion or simply tradition?
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