Scottish culture, history celebrated in San Diego.

Clan Logan's crest is a pierced human heart. HOC MAJORUM VIRTUS, translated from Latin is Valour of My Ancestors.
Clan Logan’s crest is a pierced human heart. HOC MAJORUM VIRTUS, translated from Latin is Valor of My Ancestors.

I’d read that the 12th Annual San Diego Tartan Day being held in Balboa Park would end at four o’clock this afternoon. So I arrived during my walk with a good hour to spare. Or so I thought! At three o’clock, the event was already drawing to a close!

I did manage to get some interesting photos. A number of tents and folks in costume were scattered about the lawn of the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages. Unfortunately, I missed the dancing and music. Maybe next year…

A robed Highlander with walking stick strides across the lawn at Balboa Park's International Cottages. Historical dresses, kilts and patterned tartans were abundant.
A robed Highlander with walking stick strides across the lawn at Balboa Park’s International Cottages. Historical dresses, kilts and distinctive tartans were abundant.
The House of Scotland in Balboa Park was the center of today's 12th Annual San Diego Tartan Day.
The House of Scotland in Balboa Park was the center of today’s 12th Annual San Diego Tartan Day.
Some leftover treats in the House of Scotland cottage as the event draws to a close.
Some leftover treats in the House of Scotland cottage as the event draws to a close.
Displays in Scotland's small cottage celebrate rich history, art and culture.
Displays in Scotland’s small cottage celebrate rich history, art and culture.
The crests of many diverse clans hang on one wall.
The crests of many diverse clans hang on one wall.
This merry fellow was looking down at cottage visitors from a spot near the ceiling.
This merry fellow was looking down at cottage visitors from a spot near the ceiling.
The Scottish Clan and Tartan Information Center drew a great deal of interest.
The Scottish Clan and Tartan Information Center was attracting a great deal of interest.
Exhibit on one outdoor table helped identify many differently patterned tartans.
Exhibit on one outdoor table helps identify many differently patterned tartans.
Participants from The Stewart Society of Edinburgh brought to life Scotland's rich heritage.
Participants from The Stewart Society of Edinburgh celebrate Scotland’s rich heritage.

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