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Garnet

Jan 2
January's Birthstone

Apple Tea

Jan 17
Apple Wassail Night (Old Twelvey Night)

One of a range of designs for Sazaby League ICL Company's Afternoon Tea brand, this design evokes the sweet-sour scent and bright red colour of apple tea.

Rabbie's Dram

Jan 22
Burns Night Preparation

Tartan design by David Wilton

Burns Check

Jan 25
Burns Night

Tartan design by Marchand/Harrison

Rabbie Burns

Jan 25
Burns Night

Tartan design by House of Edgar - Macnaughton Holdings Ltd.

Red Dragon

Jan 25
Chinese New Year (2024)

Red Red Rose

Jan 25
Burns Night & Chinese New Year (Jan 25, 2020)

Tartan design by Locharron of Scotland

Robert Burns Legacy

Jan 25
Burns Night

Tartan design by Locharron of Scotland

Year of the Rat

Jan 25
Chinese New Year (Jan 25, 2020)

Longships

Jan 30
Up Helly Aa

My Zebra Wears Ribbons

Jan 31
Zebra Day

24th World Scout Jamboree

Feb 8
Scout's Day

Domino's Scotland

Feb 9
Pizza Day

Let it Snow!

Feb 9
Snowflake Day

Milk Tea

Feb 11
Spilt Milk Day

Queen Mary RMS

Feb 12
Scots Festival (Queen Mary)

Designed for the famous Royal Mail Ship(RMS) preserved at Long Beach California. The ship acts as a centre for Scottish Festivals, Games etc.

Cub Scouts of America

Feb 22
Scout's Day

Scottish Scouts (1922)

Feb 22
Scout's Day

Old Frog (Leap Year)

Feb 29
Leap Year

Waltz

Mar 4
Waltz Day

Cornish National

Mar 5
St. Piran's Day

Suffragette

Mar 8
International Women's Day

The Young Women's Movement

Mar 8
International Women's Day

Piper to the Laird of Grant

Mar 10
International Bagpipes Day

World Wide Web 30th Anniversary

Mar 12
the Creation of the Internet

Tartan in Bronze

Mar 15
the Ides of March

Volcano (Icelandic)

Mar 20
Eyjafjallajökull Eruption

Forest Floor

Mar 21
World Forest Day

York Puppet

Mar 21
Puppetry Day

Hope

Mar 29
Good Friday

Smoke and Mirrors

Mar 29
Smoke and Mirrors Day

Soft Rainbow

Apr 3
Find a Rainbow Day

Scotland's Grace

Apr 4
Chase a Rainbow Day

Declaration of Arbroath 7th Centennial Anniversary

Apr 6
the Declaration of Arbroath 1320

Declaration of Scottish Independence, Arbroath 1320

Apr 6
Tartan Day

Hands Across the Sea - North America

Apr 6
Tartan Day

"A sudden thought strikes me; let us swear eternal friendship." ~ John Hookam Frere (1769-1846)

New York Tartan Day Parade

Apr 6
New York Tartan Day Parade

Royal & Ancient Golfing Stewart

Apr 10
Golf Day

Culloden

Apr 16
the Battle of Culloden

Ellis Island

Apr 17
Ellis Island Day

Witches' Blood (Shakespeare Day)

Apr 23
Talk Like Shakespeare Day

MacHatters of the Old Pueblo

Apr 25
Red Hat Day

Red Hat Purple Thistle

Apr 25
Red Hat Day

Tamer of Wolves

May 1
St Brioc's Day

Lupus Awareness

May 10
Lupus Awareness Day

Arctic Twilight

May 11
Twilight Zone Day

This tartan, designed by MicJam represents the boundary between the light and the dark.

Bowhunter

May 11
Archery Day

Historic Caledonian Railway Enthusiasts

May 11
Train Day

International College of Dentists

May 11
Dentist, Teeth, and Root Canal Appreciation Day

A Mother's Flower Garden

May 12
Mother's Day

Arctic

May 12
North Pole Day

Nursing Now

May 12
Nurses Day

Northern Lights

May 14
Skyglow Watching Days

This tartan, designed by Carol A.L. Martin, highlights the purple tones of the various forms of celestial phenomena.

Antique 2000

May 17
Antiques Day

Norwegian Centennial

May 17
Constitution Day (Norway)

Pride of Norway

May 17
Constitution Day (Norway)

Scottish Bakers

May 19
World Baking Day

Denim Blues

May 20
Blue Jeans Day

Grands Prix

May 25
the Grand Prix de Monaco

Vampire (Dracula Day)

May 26
Dracula Day

Dropkick Murphys

Jun 4
Punk Rock Day

Spirit of Dunkerque 1940

Jun 4
Operation Dynamo

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Memories of D-Day

Jun 6
D-Day Anniversary

Migraine

Jun 6
Migraine Awareness Month

Glaz

Jun 8
World Oceans Day

Pacific

Jun 8
World Oceans Day

Reflections of the Sea

Jun 8
World Oceans Day

Gipsy

Jun 10
Scottish Travellers Days

Gipsy

Jun 10
Scottish Travellers Days

Merrilees

Jun 10
Scottish Travellers Days

"Old Meg she was a Gipsy, And liv'd upon the Moors: Her bed it was the brown heath turf, And her house was out of doors. Her apples were swart blackberries, Her currants pods o' broom; Her wine was dew of the wild white rose, Her book a churchyard tomb. " ~ Meg Merrilies, John Keats (1795-1821)

Strawberry Fields Forever

Jun 14
Strawberry Shortcake Day

Electric

Jun 15
Electricity Day

Niagara Falls

Jun 16
Waterfall Day

Sargasso Sea

Jun 16
Sea Turtle Day

Summer Beach

Jun 20
International Surfing Day

Black Forest

Jun 21
Cuckoo Warning Day

Kilted Yoga

Jun 21
Yoga Day

Midnight Sunrise

Jun 21
Summer Solstice & The Midnight Sun Day

Rablogan An Torc

Jun 21
Motorcycle Day

Summer

Jun 21
Midsummer Flowers

Stewart Camel

Jun 22
Camel Day

Volkswagen Orange Trim

Jun 22
Volkswagen Day

Midsummer Dream

Jun 23
Traditional Midsummer's Eve

The Battle of Bannockburn

Jun 24
the Battle of Bannockburn

The King Robert the Bruce Memorial

Jun 24
the Battle of Bannockburn

UFOs

Jun 24
UFO Day

Buffalo Plaid

Jun 28
Paul Bunyan and Big Blue Ox Day

MacGregor Red and Black, also known as Rob Roy MacGregor, is the buffalo plaid of the US, associated there with the mythic lumberjack Paul Bunyan. This is one of the most primitive setts of tartan. According to tartan scholar Donald C. Stewart, it is probably the oldest "MacGregor" tartan, however it was only adopted by MacGregors at a relatively late date.

Pride of LGBT

Jun 28
World Pride Day

The Tartan of Pride

Jun 28
World Pride Day

Canadian Centennial

Jul 1
Canada Day

Du Lion

Jul 1
Canada Day

Maple Leaf

Jul 1
Canada Day

Red King

Jul 4
Alice in Wonderland Day

Designed by Carol A.L. Martin

Red Knight

Jul 4
Alice in Wonderland Day

Designed by Carol A.L. Martin

Red Queen

Jul 4
Alice in Wonderland Day

Designed by Carol A.L. Martin

Tweedledee

Jul 4
Alice in Wonderland Day

Designed by Carol A.L. Martin

Tweedledum

Jul 4
Alice in Wonderland Day

Designed by Carol A.L. Martin

Midnight Kiss

Jul 6
Kissing Day

Pasteur

Jul 6
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)

Cantor

Jul 8
Math 2.0 Day

Garnet

Jan 2
January's Birthstone

Stirring the Wassail Bowl, c. 1800

Jan 17
Apple Wassail Night (Old Twelvey Night)

In times gone by in the cider-producing counties in the south of England, wassailing referred to a traditional ceremony that involved singing and drinking the health of trees on Twelfth Night (January 6th) in the hopes that they might better thrive. The purpose of wassailing was to awaken the cider apple trees and to scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest of fruit in the Autumn.

Robert Burns Whisky

Jan 22
Burns Night Preparation

Designed for a product range of miniature malt whiskies called Rabbie’s Dram. Amber represents the whisky and green is for the bottles. The whisky barrels, with six iron hoops, are represented by the dark brown and black. The green and the amber also doubles as the growth cycle of the barley.

Robert Burns and Highland Mary

Jan 25
Burns Night

Burns fell in love with Mary Campbell (1763–1786), whom he had seen in church while he was still living in Tarbolton. She was born near Dunoon and had lived in Campbeltown before moving to work in Ayrshire. He dedicated the poems "The Highland Lassie O", "Highland Mary", and "To Mary in Heaven" to her.

Burns and his Characters

Jan 25
Burns Night

Robert Burns, Scotland's bard, is renowned for creating memorable characters in his poetry, each embodying the spirit and culture of 18th-century Scotland. Among his most famous characters is Tam o' Shanter, the protagonist of Burns' epic poem. Tam, a farmer, becomes a legendary figure through his drunken adventures and narrow escape from witches and warlocks in a haunted church. Another notable character is the ploughman in "To a Mouse," where Burns muses on the shared fate of man and beast, drawing a poignant parallel between the mouse's disrupted home and the uncertainties of human life.

Jan 25
Chinese New Year (2024)

Chinese New Year and Burns Night

Jan 25
Burns Night & Chinese New Year (Jan 25, 2020)

Designed in celebration of Chinese New Year and Burns Night both on the 25th of January 2020. Chinese New Year is the most important and widely celebrated festival in the Chinese calendar, whilst Robert Burns Night commemorates Scotland’s renowned poet. The Burns Check, named after Scotland’s National Bard, is woven in a new red colourway - a symbolic colour representing joy and happiness in Chinese culture. The Red Red Rose tartan brings both together to celebrate the historical moment when these two events coincide, the next occasion being the year 2096.

Robert Burns Statue, Dundee

Jan 25
Burns Night

Robert Burns is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish diaspora around the world.

Year of the Rat

Jan 25
Chinese New Year (Jan 25, 2020)

Longship

Jan 30
Up Helly Aa

Zebras with "Polka-dot" Foal

Jan 31
Zebra Day

Breakthrough For Freedom

Feb 8
Scout's Day

Kilts and Pizza Delivery

Feb 9
Pizza Day

Snowflake Crystals

Feb 9
Snowflake Day

Milk Tea

Feb 11
Spilt Milk Day

The Queen Mary

Feb 12
Scots Festival (Queen Mary)

Built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland, the historic ocean liner was retired from active service and arrived in Long Beach on Dec. 9, 1967, following a 39-day journey known as the Last Great Cruise. The journey took passengers from Southampton, England, to Long Beach, California. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has accepted the Queen Mary as part of the Historic Hotels of America.

Webelos Cub Scouts

Feb 22
Scout's Day

Norwegian and Scottish Scouts

Feb 22
Scout's Day

Leaping frog

Feb 29
Leap Year

Divine Dance

Mar 4
Waltz Day

Cornish Chough

Mar 5
St. Piran's Day

The March of the Women, Margaret Morris (1911)

Mar 8
International Women's Day

Mar 8
International Women's Day

Laird of Grant's Piper

Mar 10
International Bagpipes Day

"Only Connect"

Mar 12
the Creation of the Internet

Celtic Warriors

Mar 15
the Ides of March

Eyjafjallajökull

Mar 20
Eyjafjallajökull Eruption

Mar 21
World Forest Day

Punch and Judy Theater

Mar 21
Puppetry Day

Passionflower

Mar 29
Good Friday

Mar 29
Smoke and Mirrors Day

Ocean Rainbow

Apr 3
Find a Rainbow Day

Double Rainbow in the Tweed Valley

Apr 4
Chase a Rainbow Day

The Declaration

Apr 6
the Declaration of Arbroath 1320

The Coat of Arms of Scotland

Apr 6
Tartan Day

Arrival of Scottish Settlers, Pictou, N.S.

Apr 6
Tartan Day

National Tartan Day, held each year on April 6 in the United States and Canada, celebrates the historical links between Scotland and North America and the contributions Scottish Americans and Canadians have made to US and Canadian democracy, industry and society. The number of Americans of Scottish descent today is estimated to be 20 to 25 million and Scotch-Irish 27 to 30 million! Scottish Place names abound in every province and in almost every state. There are even many literary and cartoon characters that claim Scottish descent including The Outlaw Josey Wales, Batman, Archie Andrews, Donald Duck, and even Woody Woodpecker!

Commemorative Pin (2018)

Apr 6
New York Tartan Day Parade

The MacDonald boys playing golf by 18th-century portrait painter Jeremiah Davison

Apr 10
Golf Day

Culloden Moor

Apr 16
the Battle of Culloden

Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty

Apr 17
Ellis Island Day

MacBeth and the Witches

Apr 23
Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Apr 25
Red Hat Day

Apr 25
Red Hat Day

Saint-Brieuc Cathedral

May 1
St Brioc's Day

Butterflies for Lupus

May 10
Lupus Awareness Day

May 11
Twilight Zone Day

Arctic Islands Voyage

The Huntress

May 11
Archery Day

Strathspey Railway Aviemore Scotland

May 11
Train Day

Happy Tooth

May 11
Dentist, Teeth, and Root Canal Appreciation Day

May 12
Mother's Day

Fogbow at the North Pole

May 12
North Pole Day

May 12
Nurses Day

STEVE Skyglow

May 14
Skyglow Watching Days

Photo by Krista Trinder, showing the newly defined type of skyglow, created by the glowing of heated electrons entering the ionosphere.

Tartanware collection

May 17
Antiques Day

May 17
Constitution Day (Norway)

May 17