Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Burns' Day in Scotland

24th January was the worst day of the year, someone said. Nevertheless, there are many people who will have a great time on 25th January.

Today is Burns day in Scotland. It commemorates the life of the poet Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759.

Tonight will be the time of eating Scottish delicacies such as Scotch broth, cock-a-leekie soup or potato soup, accompanied by Scottish Oat Bread. Haggis, sheep liver, heart and lungs together with oatmeal boiled in broth. Neeps, turnips, and tatties. They will toast with a good Scotch whiskey and will finally sing Burns´ poem auld lang syne, you will recognize the song from the films, people always sing it on New Year's Eve

1 comment:

  1. Ángel Luis Díez López1/29/2011 4:22 PM

    It is a very original party that I did not know. I think it is a very good idea from the Scots to dedicate a day of their lives to to remember the poet. It is a shame that the Spanish do not do the same....