Happy Rabbie Burns Day!

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So in Scotland today, its known as "Burns Nicht" aka Burns Night. Every year on 25th January, all over Scotland there are celebrations to celebrate the birth of our national poet, Robert Burns. He wrote famous poems such as Auld Lang Syne, Tam O'Shanter, To A Mouse, Ae Fond Kiss and A Red, Red Rose.

Generally, people attend a ceilidh (a party full of traditional Scottish dances and folk singing), eat a Burns supper (haggis, neeps (swede) and tatties (potatoes)) and recite his poems.

From my own experience, the only ever time I celebrated Burns Day was at primary school when we were forced every year to recite a poem by him and then we had haggis, neeps and tatties as our lunch that day. Outside of school, no one I know bothers with it :teehee: I come from the same hometown as Rabbie Burns and I must say, the tradition of Burns Day is more common with tourists than the actual locals the only locals I know that celebrate Burns Day are the posh and rich ones :teehee:

So do any of you celebrate Burns Day or do you remember having to recite his poems at primary school? I think the first poem we ever did at primary was "Ma Wee Red Motor", definitely not a Burns poem :laugh: then after that it was To A Mouse and the first two verses of Tam O'Shanter in P7.
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I've never heard of the geezer
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Airmed - are you doing anything? :flutter:
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Airmed - are you doing anything? :flutter:
Tea Society are having a meeting tonight for it :awesome:
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Tea Society are having a meeting tonight for it :awesome:
Image sounds good.

Great thread, SS! I had no idea this was a thing.
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I had no idea this was today :lol:
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I had no idea this was today :lol:
:eek: Shame on you! Yer a bad Scot :laugh:
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So do any of you celebrate Burns Day or do you remember having to recite his poems at primary school? I think the first poem we ever did at primary was "Ma Wee Red Motor", definitely not a Burns poem :laugh: then after that it was To A Mouse and the first two verses of Tam O'Shanter in P7.
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:eek: Shame on you! Yer a bad Scot :laugh:
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Like you, I don't know many people who actually celebrate it :lol:
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So in Scotland today, its known as "Burns Nicht" aka Burns Night. Every year on 25th January, all over Scotland there are celebrations to celebrate the birth of our national poet, Robert Burns. He wrote famous poems such as Auld Lang Syne, Tam O'Shanter, To A Mouse, Ae Fond Kiss and A Red, Red Rose.

Generally, people attend a ceilidh (a party full of traditional Scottish dances and folk singing), eat a Burns supper (haggis, neeps (swede) and tatties (potatoes)) and recite his poems.

From my own experience, the only ever time I celebrated Burns Day was at primary school when we were forced every year to recite a poem by him and then we had haggis, neeps and tatties as our lunch that day. Outside of school, no one I know bothers with it :teehee: I come from the same hometown as Rabbie Burns and I must say, the tradition of Burns Day is more common with tourists than the actual locals the only locals I know that celebrate Burns Day are the posh and rich ones :teehee:

So do any of you celebrate Burns Day or do you remember having to recite his poems at primary school? I think the first poem we ever did at primary was "Ma Wee Red Motor", definitely not a Burns poem :laugh: then after that it was To A Mouse and the first two verses of Tam O'Shanter in P7.
This is so true
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CheeseIsVeg do you remember reciting any Burns poems at primary? Or had you moved to England by that point?
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CheeseIsVeg do you remember reciting any Burns poems at primary? Or had you moved to England by that point?
I moved when I was four!
Briefly stared at one in year 7 and that is all unfortunately
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