|When is Burns Night?|
|What is Burns Night?|
The 25th of January is celebrated each year in Scotland and throughout Great Britain in commemoration of the birthday of Robert Burns. The national poet of Scotland was born in 1759 and his works are still celebrated today. From nostalgic songs like "Auld Lang Syne" and romantic poetry ("My Luve is Like a Red Red Rose") to touching works like "A Man's a Man for A' That", there's plenty of amazing poetry for fans to recite on Burn's Night.
A traditional Burns supper features toasts, poetry readings, and traditional Scottish dishes such as haggis, neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes). Scottish Societies, Freemasons, expatriates from Scotland, and lovers of great poetry all throng together to raise a glass of good Scotch whiskey in memory of a formidable talent-and in honor of the haggis. The evening ends with lively dancing if the lassies are in attendance.