January 25: Burns Night in the CommonsPosted by Penny in Across The Commons
Burns Night celebrates the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796), which was January 25. If you like Burns’ poetry, haggis, rutabagas, and Scotch whisky, you might like to find a Burns Night observance near you. Or just recite your favorite poem aloud and have a look at some appropriate images from across the Commons.
|At a Burns Night in 1958, the festivities include the Piping in of the Haggis.||
Galt Museum & Archives
|It’s not necessary to dress up for Burns Night, but these boys posed in their finest for an Ellis Island photographer.||
New York Public Library
|Some music perhaps? The 92nd Gordon Highlanders at Edinburgh Castle in 1846.||
National Galleries of Scotland