If you live in Scotland, are of proud Scottish ancestry, or just love the Scottish people and culture, chances are that tonight you will be celebrating Burns Night. Every year, on January 25, people from Scotland to the Americas to Australia and beyond come together to commemorate the life and works of Scotland’s beloved poet, Robert Burns. It is an evening of merriment, good food, and good drink.
Sadly, Mr. C and I have to postpone our celebration this year. Poor ol’ Mr. C is ill, and I’m pretty sure haggis is the last food on his mind. So, in lieu of our traditional festivities, I am instead spending part of my day enjoying The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns, a wonderful publication by Waverly Books. With a glass of the good stuff, of course. Not altogether a bad way to spend an afternoon.
If you are celebrating Burns Night tonight, have fun, be safe, and eat a bite of haggis for me.
19 thoughts on “Happy Burns Night 2020”
Awesome post, Wendy 👏 Hope Mr. C is well soon and you can track down a “Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!” Susan & I will have a bite of haggis for you and of course, some of the uisge beatha. Slàinte mhath!
Happy Robbie Burns Day! I hope your hubby is feeling better soon.
Thank you. 🙂
Sorry to hear of Mr. C’s illness, hope he recovers quickly. Maybe a bit of cock-a-leekie soup would help??
I did make him some chicken soup. 🙂 Seems to be the flu.
Poor guy… wishing him a speedy recovery.
Thanks, Eliza. He’s almost better now. But he passed it to me!
Oh, dear, sorry to hear it. Take care!
Thanks. This year’s flu is crazy!
Hope you had a lovely Burns Night enjoying the poems Wendy and that Mr C will be feeling better soon!
Thank you. 🙂
Hope your Mr C is on the mend.
Thanks, Susan. I have it now, ugh.
I was going to hit like on your reply, but I can’t. Oh, no! I hope you start to feel better soon. (Maybe a hot toddy?)
Thanks, Susan. Finally on the mend. 🙂
Sounds like to was time we’ll spent.
I learned something new. Until I read this post, I’d never heard of Burns Night.
I’m so thrilled, Sheryl. Thank you for sharing that you learned something new! That always makes me happy. If you are interested in learning more about Burns Night, I wrote another post in 2018 explaining a little more about what the night entails. You can search for Robert Burns on my site and find a host of other things related to ol’ Rabbie as well. 🙂 I’ll wander over and take a look at your blog today. 🙂