Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This Week's Festival

Haggis is traditionally eaten on Burns Night

Burns Night 2011
The date of Burns Night 2011 is Tuesday 25 January. Burns Night falls on the Scottish Poet Robert Burns' birthday.

What is Burns Night?
Burns Night is a regular date in the Scottish calendar and celebrates the life and works of their national Bard, Robert Burns. Celebrations amongst family and friends are conducted during a Burns Supper which includes a number of traditions such as piping in the guests, the Selkirk Grace and piping in the haggis.
Burns Supper Traditions
A traditional Burns Supper includes the following traditions:
Piping in the Guests
The Chairman's welcome
The Selkirk Grace
Starter course of the Burns Dinner
Piping in the haggis
Address the haggis
Toast to the haggis
The main Burns Dinner
The immortal memory
Toast to the Lassies
Reply to the toast of the Lassies
Performance of Robert Burns' songs and poems
Vote of thanks
Auld Lang Syne

Source: http://www.whenis.co.uk/when-is/Burns%20Night.php

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