Burns Night Traditions
Posted: 13-01-2014 11:49
Burns Night is on January 25th and commemorates Scotlands National Poet Robert Burns who was born on this date. We have been looking at a typical Burns Night Supper and the traditions surrounding it, such as flying the Scottish Flag, wearing Kilts and Tartan and enjoying readings and haggis. We would love to know if you have attended a Burns Night Supper.
Burns Night this year falls on January 25th and celebrates Scotlands National poet Robert Burns. The original date of Burns Night was on the 21st July which was the date of his death but later this changed to the date of his birth which was January 25th 1759. This day also represents Scottish culture. A Burns suppper is the most traditional way that Burns Night is celebrated. This can be put on by members of the public as well as various organizations and companies. The evening usually begins with a toast and a reading followed by a haggis being brought in on a large platter accompanied by the sound of bagpipes. The host then reads 'Adress To A Haggis'. The Scottish Flag is sometimes displayed and often men wear Kilts and women wear either shawls, skirts or dresses made from the family tartan. The evening concludes with singing 'Auld Lang Syne' whcih is one of Robert Burn's most famous peices of work. I think it must be a real experience to attend a Burns Night Supper.
Will you be attending a Burns Night Supper? Please share your experiences with us if you have been to a Burns Night Supper?