Burns Night & diaspora

BURNS NIGHT


Burns Night is a Scottish celebration in honour of the Scottish Romantic poet Robert Burns. So it is celebrated on January 25h, which is the day Robert Burns was born. 

It is a formal dinner with several people, in which a number of traditions are held.

The dinner consists traditionally of haggis, tatties and neeps. Tatties are mashed potatoes, and neeps are turnips. There is also Scotch whisky at the end.


The address to the haggis is the most imporatant part: that’s where the haggis is brought to the table (normally accompanied by music) and then someone recites the poem ‘Address to a Haggis’.


There may also be a short speech by one of the guests in which some aspects of Burns life and importance are explained.
Other poems may be recited too, nad there may be a toast to the lassies, for the ladies.

 

+http://www.scotland.org/celebrate-scotland/burns-night

 

– Now, a diaspora refers to a group of people who emigrated and who have left their original country long ago.

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