Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland and commemorates the life of the poet Robert Burns, who was born on 25 January 1759. The day also celebrates Burns’ contribution to Scottish culture, with his best known work being Auld Lang Syne.
As Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns is recognised the world over for his work focusing on universal themes of love and nature.
Burns suppers are celebrated on this day with traditional dishes of a classic smoked fish soup and the essential haggis, neeps and tatties – rounded off with a traditional clootie dumpling pudding.
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