Tonight it is Burns night in Scotland. People tonight commemorate the life and the works of Robert Burns, a poet that was born on January 25, 1759.
Many people today will meet to have a Burns supper (dinner). Burns suppers may be formal or informal and they include music of bagpipes, reading some of his poems, people toasting and they finally sing the song Auld Lang Syne.
Burns supper include whiskey, haggis, neeeps and tatties
The haggis is a kind of sausage prepared from the stomach of a sheep stuffed with lungs, liver, kindneys or the heart… it is very spicy and I can tell you that although it may seem awful, it is very tasty. I’m a fan of it!
Who was Robert Burns
Robert Burns was a Scottish poet considered as the national poet of Scotland. He is one of the most well-known Scottish poet but he mostly wrote in English. He was a pionner of the Romanticism and after his death he became a source of inspiration for Nationalistic movements in Scotland. His most known poem is Auld Lang Syne that you can watch in the following video