Robert Burns was a famous Scottish poet and lyricist who lived in the 18th century. He was born on January 25, 1759, in a small village called Alloway in Scotland. Burns is often called “Scotland’s national poet” because of his significant contributions to Scottish literature and culture.
He grew up on a farm, but he did more than taking care of animals; he loved reading and writing poetry. Burns wrote in the Scots language, a version of English spoken in Scotland. He wrote about everyday life, love, nature, and the struggles of ordinary people.
His most famous work is “Auld Lang Syne,” often sung on New Year’s Eve worldwide. You might have heard people singing it and holding hands to celebrate the start of a new year.
What is Robert Burns Day like in London?
Robert Burns Day is a day of celebration. In what way does the celebration take place? The tradition is eating haggis and tatties for dinner, and Scottish whisky is essential to the celebration. Many bars and restaurants have special menus on January 25th, making it easy to participate in the celebration all around London.
Many places celebrate Robert Burns Day with poetry readings, toasts, and bagpipe music. The traditional ceilidh dancing is yet another essential part of the celebration.
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