Thousands of people across the USA and Canada unite every year to celebrate Scotland Week, and Tartan Day. Many people have a strong connection to Scotland from their family history, doing business, studying or it being their favourite vacation destination, and the week of activities helps them to celebrate their connections in sensational style.
For the first time since 2019, the 2022 annual Tartan Day Parade in New York will be hosted in person. Showcasing pipers and drummers who'll honour the contribution Scots have made to the USA, the parade will be led by this year's Grand Marshal, talented Scottish actress, Karen Gillan.
In Canada, Tartan Day is an annual celebration of Scottish culture and heritage, with the government making it an official day of celebration. The day originated in Canada in the mid-1980s in Nova Scotia and has grown more popular every year, being adopted by diaspora across the globe since the 1990s.
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