Tartan Day Celebration 2015

7:01 PM Sandra Gutrejde 1 Comments

In an event organized by the Scottish Argentine Society and the City of Buenos Aires, the Scottish community in Argentina will be honored on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 celebrating the Scottish history and traditions with music, dance, crafts and typical products.

The event will start at 12 pm, with the opening of the Celtic and Nordic Fair on Avenida de Mayo and Bolivar, with stalls offering crafts and traditional food, such as fish and chips, sandwiches, cold cuts, cakes, and Scottish candy.

The traditional parade with typical costumes and music will be presented at 2 pm on Avenida de Mayo. The celebrations will include the installations of the Grand Marshal and the Key Bearer of the symbolic key to the gate of Arbroath's Abbey, continuing with the Bussing and Casting of the Colours of the City of Buenos Aires and a call to the Gathering of the Clans displaying the Crann Tara. The signing of the Declaration of Arbroath will be re-enacted by the group A.R.M.E. The Buenos Aires Scottish Guard will then lead a parade along Av. de Mayo, followed by various Scottish interest groups and friends. At the end of the walk, pipers will entertain the public and music and dances will be presented on the stage. The event will be closed with a Highland Toast made by the authorities of the Scottish Argentine Society and the City Hall, honouring Tartan Day.

Tartan Day is a worldwide celebration in which the Scottish descendants remember their cultural legacy, history and people.

In case of rain the event will be postponed to April 18th

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1 comment:

  1. Oh how I loved Tartan Day ! My mothers father and family were from Scotland .. tall , blue eyed, good looking :)
    I remember my first Tartan Day in Buenos Aires .. I have a photo somewhere of this especially tall young man in kilt and plaid.
    I almost fell in love :)
    besitos, wish I were there ~ C