Suffering with a case of the January blues? Aren’t we all. This Sunday is Burns’ Night, a night on which the Scots honour the birthday of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns. Why not cheer yourself (and a few friends) up by celebrating this traditional Scottish occasion? Anyone can host a Burns’ Night party – you needn’t be Scottish!
The tradition dates all the way back to Burns’ death. The first Burns Supper was held on the anniversary of his passing on 21st July, five years after his death in 1796, and was organised by Robert Burns’ chums. Since then, Burns’ Night suppers have become an annual event held on what would have been the Scottish poet’s birthday, January 25th.