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Wearing the Kilt Gallaecia

This page gives you advice on how to wear the Kilt Gallaecia in a Galician fashion. In these other pages you can read about the history of the Kilt and Tartan in Galicia.

This page contains the following sections:

+ Tartan Gallaecia, Galicia’s National Tartan
+ Where to wear the Galician Kilt?
+ How to wear the Kilt Gallaecia?
+ Where to buy the Kilt Gallaecia?



'Gallaecia - Galicia National Tartan', also known as 'Tartan Gallaecia' is Galicia’s most popular tartan.
"Tartan Gallaecia" is Galicia’s most popular tartan
Tartan Gallaecia, Galicia’s National Tartan

"Gallaecia - Galicia National Tartan", also known as "Tartan Gallaecia" is Galicia’s most popular tartan.

Tartan Gallaecia combines white and blue threads as in the colours of the national and historical flags of the country. The tartan's cobalt blue threads represent Galicia's national colour and the navy blue threads represent the Atlantic ocean. The silver threads on the tartan represent Galicia's stormy seas, as well as the white snow on the Galician Highlands and the nation's thousand rivers.




Where to wear the Galician kilt?

Galician re-enactors wearing kilts at the Ambia Celtic Festival Galician re-enactors wearing kilts at the Ambia Celtic Festival
A group of friends wearing the kilt at Bardaos' St Pipote Festival A group of friends wearing the kilt at Bardaos' St Pipote Festival
Kilt Gallaecia is ideal for anyone wishing to wear the colours of Galicia and show pride in the nation’s Celtic heritage.

The Galician Kilt can be seen often in folkloric and re-enactment events such as Xunqueira de Ambia Celtic Festival, Bretoña's Lughnasad Festival, Ortigueira Inter-Celtic Festival, Moaña Inter-Celtic Festival, Zas' Grove Festival, or Bardaos' St Pipote Festival among others.

The Galician Kilt is also worn by hundreds of Galicians abroad as a way to show their Galician and Celtic identity. Some societies such as The City of Buenos Aires Pipe Band in Argentina wear Kilt Gallaecia in special occasions.

The kilt is also increasingly seen in a wide variety of contexts ranging from sporting events to weddings, as another symbol of the modern Celtic and Galician identity.




How to wear the Kilt Gallaecia?

The Kilt is a male garment which is worn slightly over the height of the waist.

In order to know what is your kilt size, you will have to measure your waist size.

Kilt size chart

Size Waist measure
(in centimetres)
Waist measure
(in inches)
Kids 66 cm 26 ''
Adult - Small 81 cm 32 ''
Adult - Medium 86 cm 34 ''
Adult - Medium-Large 96.5 cm 38 ''
Adult - Large 106.7 cm 42 ''
Adult - Extra Large 116.8 cm 46 ''


[Watch video]  - Programme broadcast by the Galician Television about the Kilt Gallaecia
[Watch video] Programme broadcast by the Galician Television about the Kilt Gallaecia
For a traditional look, the kilt can be combined with the Galician piper shirt (which looks similar to the Scottish Highland shirt) and the sporran, which is very practical for carrying cash, keys, handkerchiefs, etc.

Ois Knotwork and St Susana Celtic Cross
Galician accessories to wear with the Kilt Gallaecia include kilt pins such as St Susana Celtic Cross and brooches like the Foxados knotwork.

For a casual look, the kilt can be combined with sportswear like the Galician national team rugby or football shirt.




Where to buy the Kilt Gallaecia?

You can buy the Kilt Gallaecia online at www.GalicianShop.com.

 

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