t's January 25th and, if you're from sunny Scotland or, like me you just love the country then it can only mean one thing, it's Burns Night!
Born on the 25th January 1759 in Ayrshire, Scotland, Burns Night is a traditional Scottish celebration of Scottish poet Robert (Robbie) Burns. Robert Burns was a poet and lyricist. He's known for his poems written in the Scots language. He's famous for his poem and song Auld Lang Syne which is often sung at Hogmanay or New Years Eve.
Burns Night is mainly a Burns supper. The first supper was held as a memorial by his friends in 1801 on the fifth anniversary of his death and has been an annual Scottish tradition ever since.
The Burns supper traditionally includes a haggis - a savoury pudding containing sheep offal, onion, oatmeal and suet. Also, whiskey is drank. The suppers also include 'Address to the Haggis', the original Burns poem.