A Kilted Afternoon - Celebrating National Tartan Day
The Scottish Declaration of Independence was signed on April 6, 1320. The American Declaration of Independence was, in fact, modelled on this particular document. Almost half of the signers of the American Declaration of Independence were of Scottish descent.
The US Senate Resolution on National Tartan Day was passed on March 20, 1998. From that point onward, National Tartan Day was designated as a day for all Americans, particularly those ofScottish descent, on April 6 each year.
Join the Houston Highland Games Association as we celebrate all things Scottish on Saturday, April 8.
HFD Pipes & Drums
Bonnies Knees Contest
Raffle benefiting the Houston Highland Games Association
The Houston Highland Games Association (HHGA) has been fostering interests in the culture and heritage of Scotland for over thirty-eight years. We are a 501(c )3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve Scottish and Celtic traditions, which formed the roots of many of the folk traditions of the United States of America.
“Men and women of Scottish descent have played an important role in the history and development of the Lone Star State… I encourage all Texans to recognize the contributions that Scottish-Texans have made and continue to make to the economic, social and cultural well-being of our state.” – Governor George W. Bush, 1999
The HHGA goals are as follows:
– Promote Scottish/Celtic culture & heritage
– Provide a forum for Celtic arts
– Recognize recent contributions to the advancement
of Scottish culture & heritage
– Recognize historical contributions to Texas heritage
by those of Scottish ancestry
– Establish funds/scholarships & charitable donations