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Monday, January 26, 2015

Burns Night

The 25th January is traditionally Burns Night when lovers of the poetry of Scottish bard Robert Burns celebrate his birthday with Burns' Suppers, which include dining on haggis, drinking Scotch whisky, donning tartan and reciting Burns's poetry especially his classic Auld Lang Syne.

Burns Night.

A Burns' Supper might begin with a reading of Address to a Haggis - Burn's ode to this most iconic Scottish dish before participants tuck in.

Burns was born in Ayrshire in 1759 and died of rheumatic fever at the young age of only 37. The 'greatest Scot of all time' will be celebrated in homes and pubs across Scotland, the UK and across the globe.

Address to a Haggis
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o' a grace
As lang's my arm.

First verse with thanks to www.robertburns.org.uk

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