|April 6 is National Tartan Day, a day to celebrate and honor Scotland and the contributions of people of Scottish descent. It is celebrated worldwide but is a national holiday in countries such as the United States (2005), Canada (1993), and Scotland (naturally). The date of April 6 commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, which asserted Scotland's sovereignty over English territorial claims, and which was an influence on the American Declaration of Independence.
To celebrate Tartan Day in 2006, I (KateKintail) proposed a challenge on the BookCrossing site, wherein people would release Scotland-related books (books by Scottish authors, nonfiction books about Scotland, fictional stories set in Scotland or with Scottish characters, etc.). I hoped that this would help me and everyone else celebrate the day, as well as spread the word about Tartan Day and Scotland-related literature.
|Prizes awarded to winners were a book from KateKintail's available stash or labels:
Participant with the highest number of wild release catches for this challenge:
Participant with the most creative themed wild release:
Tie between: KarmelK(Andew Carnegie book released at Carnegie Branch Library)
& sha (Bear Island released on top of the Wall Street Journal newspaper stand)
A random participant whose username was drawn out of a hat:
Congrats to all the winners and thank you ALL for participating!
All participants may use the following graphic if they so desire (no hotlinking, please):