Scots abroad celebrate Burns night!

657px-Robert_burnsYesterday was the birthday of Scotland’s National poet, Robert Burns. Born in 1759, the poet is known for his beautiful love poems as well as for his blunt social and political critique.

Today, every year on the 25th of January, Scots celebrate his birthday by eating Haggis, ceilidh dancing and drinking whisky, while reciting Robert Burns poems and ceremoniously addressing the Haggis, “Great chieftain o’ the puddin’-race!”. This is not solely done in Scotland, as the Scottish community abroad is actually bigger than the population of Scotland, counting 9 million members against 6 million in Scotland. So we all hope you had an excellent Burns night!

In Just Landed, we too celebrate Burns night, as this coming week end (sadly we could not do it on the 25th for professional reasons) the Scots of Just Landed, Lesley Rennie from Stirlingshire and I will dance the Slosh and the Gay Gordons in the streets of Madrid!

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Alix Miller says:

Just here wondering if you can celebrate Burns night anywhere in Madrid tomorrow (2012!). I’ve never done it before but my dad did every year, even in Ecuador, and now he’s passed I think maybe I should do something…. any pointers appreciated!

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