It’s that time of year to attend a Burns Night Supper! You’ll be glad you did!
Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns‘ contribution to Scottish culture. His best-known work is Auld Lang Syne.
In 1801, on the fifth anniversary of Robert Burn’s death, nine friends of the beloved poet gathered at Burns cottage, Alloway in order to celebrate his life and works. Unbeknownst to them, that night, this group of men created the phenomenon that is Burns Supper.
This Scottish but now globally celebrated evening centers on traditional haggis, reveling in Burn’s poetry and raising a wee (or not so wee) dram of fine whisky to his genius.