Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759 and is considered the national poet of Scotland.
A true passionate to Scotland and the culture of the country where he basically wrote his work in the dialect of the area where he was born in Ayrshire – the Scots Language.
Burns Night or Burns Supper
Burns didn’t had a long life, he passed away in 1796 at age 37, but his work is still celebrated not only in Scotland rather throughout the world.
On January 25th, it’s a day when we see more kilts through the streets than usual, with Burns Supper being the most important event of the day, the traditional dinner that celebrates the life and work of Robert Burns. If you happen to be around Scotland during 25th, it is good to visit and witness this unique tradition.
During the Burns Supper, participants are dressed up, eat the traditional Scottish delicacy – Haggis – drink whiskey to the sound of the Bagpipes, recite poems and sing Burns songs.
He was a pioneer of the Romantic Movement, wrote strong political and social texts, and in addition to his original works, Burns also collected folk songs from all parts of Scotland, having reviewed and adapted some of them.
Auld Lang Syne
One of his best known works is the poem Auld Lang Syne, still popularly sung today in Hogmanay (the last day of the year).
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