You're invited to the 26th annual Kirkin' of the Tartans service on Sunday, February 6 at 11 a.m.
This annual service celebrates the Presbyterian Church’s Scottish heritage, including a colorful procession of tartan plaid banners and bagpipes! Wear your family tartan or favorite plaid in celebration of the day.
"Kirk" is the Scottish word for "church." Tartans, with their distinctive plaid, represent specific Scottish clans, regions, or regiments. The "Kirkin' of The Tartans" or "Churching of the Tartans" is the presentation of a Scottish family's symbol, its tartan, at church for blessing. The first formal "Kirkin" service in America was conducted at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., in 1941 by Dr. Peter Marshall. A native of Scotland, Marshall was also Chaplain of the United States Senate.
This year marks First Presbyterian Church's 26th annual Kirkin' celebration. Come experience the pageantry and tradition! This event is free and open to the public.