Robert Burns was born on January 25, 1759. He is recognized as a pioneer of the Romantic movement and one of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although he wrote in English as well. Hes poem “Auld Lang Syne” is a very popular New Year's song in the English-speaking world.
The first celebrations of Robert Burns' birthday were held in the early 19th century. They are usually referred to as Burns suppers. Sometimes the celebration is also known as Robert Burns Day or Burns Night. Naturally, Burns suppers are most common in Scotland, although they may be held by expatriate Scots and aficionados of Burns' creation all over the world.
The supper usually starts with the gathering of the guests. When everyone is present, the host says a welcoming speech and declares the evening open. The main course is always a haggis, a type of Scottish savory pudding. When it is brought in, someone recites Burns' Address to a Haggis. The supper also includes toasts, speeches, reciting of poems and singing of songs by Burns, and drinking Scotch.Remind me with Google Calendar
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