Burns Night 2015
25th of January is being commemorated as Burns Night. The night is celebrated with beautiful cuisines and special dishes commemorating on behalf of the Scottish poet Robert Burns’ great contribution to the English literature. Actually Burns Night is celebrated in Burns Clubs, Scottish Societies and expatriate Scots. However, it is now celebrated worldwide with many special cuisines remembering the great Scottish poet.
The supper is the main attraction for celebrating Burns Night. There are lots of traditional touches to make a Burns supper. You can make a Burns Night dish for formal or informal as per your pattern of celebration. There are many organizations, which host formal Burns Night diner. You can add haggis for your informal celebration of Burns Night. Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish. You have to have Scotch, whisky and the narration of Burns' poetry on this occasion for the celebration of Burns Night informally.
The Formal way of Burns Night Celebration:
The host has to offer the welcoming speech to all members who have gathered in the party. The event will be opened once the host explains clearly about the reason of celebrating the occasion.
The Event Continues:
After the introduction, grace will be said. It is a thanksgiving process made before meal. The original Selkirk Grace is given below:
“Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
And sae let the Lord be thankit.”
Soup course will be taken as starter after grace is over to enter the real Burns Night. Potato Soup or Cock-a-Leekie is served in soup course.
Address to haggis is quite interesting. Haggis is a large dish. Everyone stands up when haggis enters. The host has to start giving honor to haggis before everyone eats it. However, he or she should be smart to make the time quite enjoyable.
They have to sing a beautiful song on behalf of the haggis entrance to make the ceremony a beautiful one. When the song ends people have to have a whisky toast along with the haggis. Haggis is the main course of the meal and it is made of mashed potatoes and mashed neeps. However, there are many other items in this great ceremony including a dessert course, cheese courses and coffee, etc.
Robert Burns was a great Scottish poet. He wrote many beautiful poems in his time that enriched the English literature with his great lyrical verse. When the occasion will go on, anyone has to offer a speech on behalf of remembering the great poet.
The host has to support the person who has given his speech expressing about the poet’s contribution to the English literature.
Toast to the Lassies:
This is also a process of offering thanks to those women who have made toast to the Lassies. This is actually done by males.
Support to Toast to the Lassies:
A woman has to say a complement in support of the male’s appreciation to toast to the Lassies.
There are many other processes of toast to the Lassies for thanksgiving. This is a vise-versa process as mentioned above.
Remembering the Works of Burns:
Experts have to take initiatives for this process. They have to say a few words about the works of Robert Burns. They have to point out some important verses of Burns to make this is an unforgettable occasion.
Vote of thanks:
Burns Night will end when vote of thanks will be offered in a proper manner. The host has to act a lot to make the ceremony a grand success.
Events in January
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- Global Family Day 2015
- Festival of Sleep Day 2015
- Cuddle Up Day 2015
- Bean Day 2015
- Epiphany 2015
- Old Rock Day 2015
- Bubble Bath Day 2015
- National Apricot Day 2015
- National Static Electricity Day 2015
- Save the Eagles Day 2015
- Peculiar People Day 2015
- Milk Day 2015
- Amelia Earhart Day 2015
- Secret Pal Day 2015
- National Pharmacist Day 2015
- National Youth Day 2015
- STIQ Day 2015
- National Dress up Your Pet Day 2015
- Coming of Age Day 2015
- Hat Day 2015
- National Nothing Day 2015
- Winnie the Pooh Day 2015
- Thesaurus Day 2015
- Popcorn Day 2015
- Martin Luther King Day 2015
- Civil Rights Day 2015
- Cheese Day 2015
- Penguin Awareness Day 2015
- Inauguration Day
- Squirrel Appreciation Day 2015
- Weedless Wednesday 2015
- National Blonde Brownie Day 2015
- National Hugging Day 2015
- Measure Your Feet Day 2015
- National Pie Day 2015
- National Handwriting Day 2015
- National Compliment Day 2015
- Global Belly Laugh Day 2015
- Australia Day 2015
- Opposite Day 2015
- Burns Night 2015
- India Republic Day 2015
- National Chocolate Cake Day 2015
- Holocaust Memorial Day 2015
- National Kazoo Day 2015
- Christa McAuliffe Day 2015
- National Puzzle Day 2015
- National Bug Busting Day 2015
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- 25World Maritime Day 2014
- 25Rosh Hashanah 2014
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