Robbie Burns was born on January 25, 1759 in Ayreshire, Scotland. Best known as the national Poet and lyricist of Scotland and famously synonymous with “Auld Lang Syne” that can be heard on the last day of the year, every year since its inception.
Famous for his political views and his love for the lassies, Burns poems were also inspired by the beauty of Scotland. Although Burns only lived to the age of 37, he enjoyed a eventful life and produced an astonishing amount of great literary work during his career.
More than 200 years have passed since his death and Burns still remains one of the most celebrated figures in Scottish history and culture, demonstrated by the annual Burns Night Celebrations held on or near his birthday of January 25th.
A Burns Supper is a celebration of the life and poetry by Robert Burns. Suppers may be formal or informal and a standard format is usually as follows;
1. Host Welcoming Speech
2. Parade of the Haggis
4. Immortal Memory
6. Toast to the lassies
7. Reply toast to the toast to the lassies
8. Other toasts and speeches
9. Works by Burns
The closing is where everyone is asked to stand and join hands to sing Auld Lang Syne bringing the evening to an end.
A Robbie Burns Supper Celebration is an evening of more then just Kilts, Haggis and Scotch, it’s a celebration of one’s life!