Tartan Day

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Date(s) - 04/06/2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Centennial Park, Corning


You are cordially invited to the Corning Tartan Day Celebration at Centennial

Park, Corning, N.Y. to be held on Wednesday, April, 6, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 7

p.m. More information below.

For any questions, comments or concerns, please email us at:



History of Tartan Day

On April 6, 1320, fifty-one Scottish nobles signed the Declaration of Arbroath,

formally declaring their independence from England stating in part: “For we fight not

for glory, nor riches, nor honours, but for freedom alone which no good man give sup

except for his life.” From its early beginnings, Americans with Scottish ancestry

endeavored for freedom as much as any American. It was in their blood.

On March 20, 1998, the United States Senate passed Resolution 155, designating

April 6th of each year as National Tartan Day. The day recognizes Scottish

Americans and their achievements and contributions to the United States. The

House passed Resolution 41 on March 9, 2005, and George W. Bush signed the

Presidential Proclamation on April 4, 2008.


Order of Events

Welcome by The Chief of The Scottish American Society of the Southern Tier, Tim Swan

Invocation by The Reverend Troy Preston, Christ Episcopal Church, Corning

National Anthem: Michael Burrell

Proclamation Presented by Corning Mayor Boland

Kirkin’ O’ the Tartans by The Reverend Preston

Concert by The Caledonian Highlanders – Pipe & Drum Band who hail from the New York Finger

Lakes and surrounding area.

Market Street Pub Crawl starting after the ceremonies at Quincy Exchange, 2 East Market St

Corning, NY. 607-463-8801

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