All things Scottish
We all know that St. Patrick’s Day is a day to show one’s Irish pride, but what about Scottish pride? No one goes around chugging scotch, eating haggis or coloring his hair plaid on some day named after a Scottish patron saint. Well, Scottish-Americans have had enough of this oversight and have declared Tartan Day as their day to celebrate their heritage. The official Tartan Day was April 6, but the local chapter of the Scottish American Military Society and the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans will host a Tartan Day Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee), to commemorate the day. There will be entertainment by the Celtic band Whiskey Before Breakfast, a bagpipe performance by the Reno Firefighters Pipes and Drums and dancing by the Scottish Country Dancers. Whether you’re Scottish or not, you’re encouraged to wear a tartan. Snacks, punch and soft drinks will be served. The event begins 6 p.m. April 12 at the Masonic Center, 2425 Pyramid Highway, Sparks. A donation of $10 is requested. Contact Chip MacLeod at 826-7848 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.