Burns night 2018
Celebrate Burns Night on 25th January!
This quintessential Scottish tradition is held to celebrate the life and poetry of Scotland's most beloved Poet, Robert Burns.
Burns Supper anyone?
The evening usually contains reading of Robert Burn’s poetry, a traditional feast featuring Haggis and plenty of whiskey to wash it down with should you be so inclined.
Did you know that:
- The first Burns night was held on what would have been Robert Burns birthday in 1805 by his close friends to celebrate his life. Robert Burns died 21st July 1796.
- One should stand when the haggis is brought to the table, usually the haggis is accompanied by a piper!
- Burns night is not just celebrated in Scotland, many Scottish societies across the world have a burns night each year too!
- You cannot get traditional haggis in the USA since 1971 as the US department of agriculture takes a dim view of one of the ingredients, sheeps lung.
- On the following Sunday after Burns night you can throw a haggis in the yearly Alloway Haggis hurling championship!
Several restaurants in Glasgow, even in the West End will have a burns night, why not come along and experience something very Scottish!
There are some unique organised Burns nights, for example:
- Celebration of Burns - The Crowne Plaza hotel have a charity Burns Night supper alongside a Ceilidh to help The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. It is on the 19th January and tickets are from £65.
- BEMIS celebrates Burns - BEMIS are Scotland’s national umbrella body supporting development of the ethnic minority voluntary sector. They have organised a large multicultural ceilidh on the 24th January to help celebrate Burns. Tickets are £22 and includes a meal too!
- Reggae Burns Night - The Rum Shack hosts this twist on the Classic Burns Night with music, food and dancing on the 25th January. Tickets are £27.50.
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