About International Bagpipe Day
Following on from the first-ever International Bagpipe Day in 2012, March 10th was chosen to be a day to celebrate the world’s bagpipes and piping traditions.
This day to celebrate the world's bagpipes and piping traditions. Though most people associate bagpipes with Scotland, this wind instrument dates back about 3,000 years to the Hittites and there are more than 130 different kinds of bagpipes played worldwide.
On this day pipers everywhere organize local events—talks, lectures, school visits, museum events, pipers' picnics, concerts, gigs and ceilidhs.
- Did you know? In 1746, a judge in York ruled that bagpipes were an instrument of war.