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Celebrate Tartan Day on April 6

Posted By James Wilson in Recipes, News & Contests on Mar 11, 2021

Tartan Day NYC 2017

 

Ways to celebrate a tasty, virtual Tartan Day 2021

Feeling a bit “crabbit”, or grouchy over COVID stamping out another year of Tartan Week? You’re not alone. More than 20 million Americans lay claim as descendants of Scotland. Along with lovers of Scotland, this interest correlates into massive attendance at Tartan Day events. 

Since the establishing of National Tartan Day on April 6 through Congressional passage in 1997, Tartan Day celebrations have grown across the United States. The growing number of celebrations has blossomed over the years across the country. One of the largest celebrations is that of the New York Tartan Day Parade when over 3000 Clans, pipers, Scottish American organizations march up Sixth Avenue

This year the to The greatest gathering was expected at the 23rd annual New York Tartan Day Parade for the 2nd year the Parade will be a Virtual Parade, taking place on April 10th.

Throughout the US large and small events will be taking place, However, with a preponderance of caution, nearly all American Scottish Tartan Week celebrations organizers have either canceled again or postponed their Tartan Day celebrations due to COVID

This year cultural and heritage events will take place largely via zoom throughout the US in the days surrounding April 6th

In the past, games and events were annually hosted on the Saturday closest to the 6th.   These glorious celebrations are a triumphant feast for the eyes and ears as majestic, distinctive sounds of the iconic bagpipe bands play Scottish music, while thousands of marchers proudly represent their clans in colorful tartans. 

Some regional celebrations in the U.S. have chosen to postpone their Tartan Day in-person celebrations in hopes that COVID infections drop due to increased vaccinations. But until then, here’s a virtual hub shipping authentic Scottish products from Charlotte, North Carolina for a tasty Tartan Day, along with links for Scottish streaming events.

Plan now and order to eat & drink like a genuine Scottish Highlander on April 6th.  

Stock up on the indescribable taste of IRN-BRU, Scotland's most popular non-cola soft.  Pair that iconic beverage with Scotland's official dish haggis. The world-famous meat, ground oatmeal dish is boiled in a bag with local seasonings. Enjoy doorstep-delivered, delicious sirloin, lamb or Highland beef haggis from The Caledonian Kitchen, in this Complete Haggis Supper Kit, complemented with “neeps”, mashed potatoes and “tatties”, rutabagas turnips.

Launch your Scottish day with a morning cup of Edinburgh Whiskey Tea, which imparts the smooth, pure taste and smells of a fine Scottish malt without the alcohol. The whisky flavor doesn’t have any peatiness to it. Instead, the China teas have a delicate hint of smokiness to them, which works in perfect harmony with the whisky notes. 

Marry your tea with Stockan's Thin Oatcakes, lovingly prepared with non-hydrogenated oils. It is vegetable oil, suitable for vegetarians, and is a blend of palm and rapeseed.

Top off your oatcakes with a choice of refreshing, luxe curd, marmalade and preserves stowed in an eco-friendly, natural jute jumper from Mrs. Bridge’s Lemon Curd, Strawberry Preserve with Champagne or Orange Marmalade with Stem Ginger

Complete your Scottish culinary courses with scrumptious, handmade shortbread fingers from Edinburgh Shortbread House brimming with a rich, buttery taste accented by rich, dark chocolate and zingy orange. If you prefer gluten-free, Gardiners of Scotland Vanilla Fudge, offers a decadent, glorious flavor. For mature, hearty folk, offer hand-crafted, generously measured Edradour Malt Whiskey Fudge. Edradour is Scotland's smallest distillery, and its most picturesque. Nestled in the hills to the east of Pitlochry, it stands alone as Scotland's last distillery to produce a hand crafted malt in a limited quantity and unique quality, by methods which to others are just a fond memory. This Edradour Malt Whisky Fudge has been prepared by hand, to a traditional recipe by Gardiners of Scotland.

To make the selection process easier. We have put together a selection of items to make your Tartan Day celebrations more authentic:

Virtually savor the sights of Tartan Day by celebrating with other lovers of Scotland by joining these online events:

Check out The American Scottish Foundation. Everyday, they are updating virtual events for Tartan Day Week events across the country. You’ll want to hear the pipers, see the clans, and enjoy the parade of tartans by live-streaming. 

https://americanscottishfoundation.com/events/2021-NTD-Celebration.html

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