There will be Highland Games in Reynoldsburg this weekend but not as part of a celebration of Tartan Day.

"Tartan Day as we've known it in the past is not going to be held," said Michelle Brennan from the city's parks and recreation department. "The Highland Games will go on, however, at the far side of Huber Park."

The games are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Huber Park, 1520 Davidson Drive.

The Highland Games originated in Scotland around the late 1600s as a way for clan elders to compete in shows of strength, according to Brian Huntley, president of the Great Lakes Scottish Athletes Association.

Athletes usually wear kilts and participate in games such as the caber toss, where a wooden pole measuring about 21 feet tall and weighing up to 120 pounds is picked up and tossed end over end; a hammer throw and sheaf toss.

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