Robbie Burns COMMUNITY POTLUCK
An evening of Scottish food & high jinks to celebrate the Bard’s 261st birthday! Music, quizzes, dancing & toasts.
Bring your favourite Scottish inspired dish to share (haggis provided) and a wee donation to drop in the jar!
All Scots, wannabe Scots, and friends of a Scot welcome!
Robbie Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist in the late 1700’s. He is widely regarded as the of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He wrote “Auld Lang Syne”, which most of us know, and few of us understand. “Burns suppers” are observed on the poet’s birthday, January 25th. he basic format starts with a general welcome and announcements, followed with “the Selkirk Grace”. After the grace comes the piping and cutting of the haggis, when Burns’ famous “Address to a Haggis” is read and the haggis is cut open. The event usually allows for people to start eating just after the haggis is presented. At the end of the meal, a series of toasts, often including a ‘Toast to the Lassies’, and replies are made. This is when the toast to “the immortal memory”, an overview of Burns’ life and work, is given. The event usually concludes with the singing of “Auld Lang Syne.”