January 25 is Burns Night. Celebrate the life of the Bard Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet. An evening of steaming haggis, Burns poetry, toasting the lads and lassies, ending with a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Visit scotland.org or robertburns.org to learn how to host a proper Burns Night and the traditions associated with it.
As for me, I’m settling on a vegetarian haggis. 🙂 I found a great recipe at rootsandwren.com.
Go On, Sweet Bird, And Sooth My Care
For thee is laughing Nature gay,
For thee she pours the vernal day;
For me in vain is Nature drest,
While Joy’s a stranger to my breast.
-Robert Burns, 1788