Although St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a federally recognized holiday in the United States, it is certainly a culturally recognized one. As noted last month, once a year, almost everyone takes the opportunity to celebrate, even if it is mostly in the form of the consumption of liquor (admittedly, a popular Irish pastime if songs are to be believed).
But, in all this celebration, we are forgetting some close (ish) cousins of the Irish. And if you’re Scottish, curious, easily excitable, or any combination of the above, you may be wondering: why does Ireland get a splashy holiday but Scotland doesn’t?
Well my friends, let me present to you: National Tartan Day.