If you want to celebrate and enjoy Burns Night in United Kingdom then have a look. Well, Burns Night is considered to be popular and well known event in United Kingdom. It is celebrated annually on 25th January. This special event commemorates the life of well known poet named as “Robert Burns” and he was born on 25th January 1759. Burns Night is also known as “Auld Lang Syne“. Now the question is that what people do on this day? In United Kingdom, many people and different organizations arrange Burns supper on this day. In United Kingdom, Burns night is considered to be observance and it is not celebrated as an official holiday. For celebrating this event, it is important that readers should know about the background of Burns Night. Well, Robert Burns was born on 25th January 1759. He died on 21st July 1796. He wrote so many poems, lyrics and other pieces of writing that addressed different political as well as civil issues. Apart from United Kingdom, Burns Night is also celebrated in other countries like Canada, Australia, United States etc.
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On Burns night event, so many men wear kilts and women wear beautiful shawls, skirts and other dresses like tartans. Moreover, a tartan was normally a woolen cloth along with distinctive pattern by using different colors. For celebrating Burns Night, people cook different types of food like chicken and leek soup, mashed turnips, whipped cream with raspberries, bread cooked on a griddle. Lastly, whisky is the traditional and ideal drink for celebrating the Burns Night.
Burns’ Night in United Kingdom Date
25th January 2014
Like previous years, this year as well Burns Night will be celebrated on 25th January 2014. If you want to see that how Burns Night is celebrated on a grand scale then visit London on 25th January.