January 25: Burns Night in the Commons

Posted 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. bagpiper and 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. three boys in kilts
New York Public Library
Some music perhaps? The 92nd Gordon Highlanders at Edinburgh Castle in 1846. a band in motion
National Galleries of Scotland

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2 Responses to “January 25: Burns Night in the Commons”

  1. Burns Night « Pennamite Says:

    [...] Pipe in the haggis, have mashed rutabagas, or just have some Scotch and read some poetry aloud, it’s Burns Night. [...]

  2. Penny Says:

    Whoops, I should certainly have included this one from the Library of Congress!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/3449543485/

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