26 Jul 2014

Highland Games in Fredericton

When I drove into Fredericton I passed some tents with Scottish flags and a Highland games banner.
I've never saw anything like it before so I decided to park the car and go have a look. I found myself a spot in the grass and took it all in.
It was a beautiful afternoon with loads of competitions going on.
Blowpipe bands were marching the grounds, there were strong men throwing metal balls and tree trunks (seriously!), there was haggis, traditional dancing and loads of guys wearing kilts.
I hope to get my hands on one of those one day and yes I'll wear it like tradition requires. :-)
Turns out there's a big community of Scottish in New Brunswick and year after year they celebrate that with friends and family.
You travel, you learn ;-)

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