Saturday, April 6, 2013

April 6th - Tartan Day in Canada

The Maple Leaf Tartan was created in 1964 by David Weiser in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of Canada's confederation in 1967.

The colours represents the changing seasons of the maple leaf as the pattern incorporates “the green of the leaves' summer foliage, the gold which first appears in the early autumn, the red which appears with the coming of the first frost, and the brown tones of the fallen leaves. The design proved to be very popular throughout Canada”.

The Maple Leaf Tartan was made an official national symbol by ministerial declaration on March 9th, 2011.


Anonymous said...

Neat. I didn't know about the Maple Leaf Tartan. Thanks.

Elizabeth Lapointe said...

You are welcome.

There is always a ceremony on Parliament Hill too, but I don't know about this year.