Monday, April 6, 2009

Tartan Day

The MacDougall tartan.

In the US today is Tartan Day a day to celebrate Scotland! It is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns so Scotland has had several events going on for the past few days in the form of Homecoming Scotland. This is an advertisement video that is rather pretty.

I am Scottish on my father's side. I am a Dowell of the Clan MacDougall and a member of the Clan MacDougall Society of North America.

Vincere vel mori (Latin)

~~ To Conquer or Die

And this is the crest with the motto in Gaelic that can also be translated as

"Victory or Death"

Cool, huh? And, today is also MY birthday!


Anne said...

OH a BIG Happy Birthday to YOU Lori. I hope your day and your week is filled with wonderful things. XOX Anne

Char said...


Beth said...

I didn't know we HAD a Tartan Day in the U.S.!

Glad you had a good day. (And cake!)

Hugs, Beth

Missie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Hope it's a good one!

sober white women said...

Our family crest from Ireland is really cool as well. Happy birthday!

Christina said...

A belated Happy Birthday! I hope it was wonderful. I love you put this up! I am McBride/ MacDonald on my mother's side. I have the tartan coloring hung in my son's room.

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday, and go by my blog - I gave you an award, congrats!