Every January 25th the country of Scotland remembers the life and work of its national poet and literary giant, Robert Burns.
Burns Night takes the verse of this iconic cultural figure as the inspiration for an evening of tradition, custom and hearty celebration.
At the risk of proliferating a much-maligned stereotype, haggis and whiskey will be consumed in almost industrial quantities as people up and down the country – and Scots the world over – recite poems such as A Red, Red Rose and A Man’s A Man for A’ That.
A number of Burn’s works have entered the canon of popular poetry, not least Auld Lang Syne which, when set to music, has become the traditional ditty sung on the stroke of the New Year all across the English-speaking world.
Robert Burns was born in 1759 and was a leading light in the Romantic cultural movement of the late 18th century.
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