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I love a Parade

Yes it’s true, parade season is here.

We start on Sunday 12 October at the Patuxent River Appreciation Days Parade. As in previous years CSSM will march along with the floats, other civic groups, and Shriners. We line-up at 1 pm and step off at 2pm.

On Friday, 7 November, a little before 6:00pm CSSM will join the Leonardtown High School Marching Band, flag team, cheerleaders, and Football Team as the march into the stadium at their home game against Great Mills High School (Pax River Appreciation Night). We will march in prior to the game as well at the conclusion of the game the band will conduct a short performance that the football team will support. We will also set up a table/tent at the game promoting CSSM events. This will be a great opportunity to get the word out about our fantastic organization!

On Saturday December 6th we will join about 10,000 of our Celtic brothers and sisters in the annual Alexandria Christmas Scots Walk. This year the event is co-sponsored by the Scottish Government, the St. Andrews Society of Washington DC and Campagna Center The annual parade starts at 11:00 AM Enjoy more than 100 marching units filled with the magnificent tartans of Scottish Clans, the stirring sound of Scottish bagpipes and drums, Scottish dancers, re-enactment groups, Scottie dog groups, dignitaries, classic cars, Santa Claus, and much more. The 44th annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade begins at St. Asaph and Wolfe Streets and concludes at Market Square. And don’t forget that the Scottish Weekend has events that start on Friday and go through Sunday. More information is available at When completed the parade line up will be posted on the above website.

For all of these parades there is a chance this event could be cancelled in the event of adverse weather so make sure to send an email to and let us know you plan to attend so we can reach you in the event of a cancellation.

Carla A. Jackson
Celtic Society of Southern Maryland
Seven Celtic Nations, 12 Months of Celebration

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The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland Welcomes you in the languages of the seven Celtic Nations:

Benvidas (Galician (Galicia/Asturias, Spain) for “Welcome” [to men and women])

Ceud Mile Failte (Scots Gaelic for “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”)

Céad Mile Fáilte (Irish Gaelic for “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”)

Croeso (Welsh (Wales) for “Welcome”)

Digemer Mad (Breton (Brittany, France) for “Welcome”)

Dynnargh Dhis (Cornish (Cornwall) for “Welcome”)

Failt Erriu – (Manx (Isle of Man) for “Welcome”)

Our mission is to educate the general public through our celebrations and coordinating service, the Highland Games and Celtic Festival, music, dance, dress, heraldry, genealogy, and history as we celebrate the cultural heritage of the seven Celtic Nations: Ireland; Scotland; Wales; Isle of Man; Brittany; Cornwall; and Galicia/Asturias.

Thank you for visiting our website and supporting our events. We look forward to seeing you throughout the years as we share together the many aspects of this great culture.