Burns Night alight again

Scotland’s most famous son, Robert Burns, has a special night dedicated to him every year on the 25th of January.

Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie Burns is widely known as Scotland’s national poet. His poems are written in English as well as a light Scots dialect. His most well known poem (and song) is perhaps ‘Auld Lang Syne’, sung on New Years Eve celebrations in Scotland as well as many English-speaking countries around the world.

Burns Night, to celebrate his birthday, celebrates everything Scottish, from kilts to haggis. It is used to remember the famous poet, whether it’s reading some of his poems, playing Scottish themed puzzles or eating a traditional haggis dinner: Burns Night is well loved by all.

There are many types of food associated with this day such as cock-a-leekie soup (chicken and leek soup), neeps and tatties (mashed turnips and mashed potatoes); cranachan (whipped cream mixed with raspberries and served with sweet oat wafers); bannocks (a kind of bread cooked on a griddle) and haggis. Whisky is the traditional drink, as it is with the rest of the year for Scotland!

Adonelle Sagoe

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