BURNS night is celebrated on the same date every year to commemorate Scottish poet Robert Burns.
Here’s everything you need to know about Burns Night 2022.
When is Burns Night?
Every year the life and work of poet Robert Burns is celebrated around the globe on January 25 – the day of his birth.
The tradition began after the Scottish lyricist’s death in 1796.
His friends decided they needed an annual event to celebrate his career.
When it was first launched, Burns’ friends decided to hold the event annually on the date the poet died (July 21).
What is Burns night?
However, Burns Night nowadays is held every year on January 25, which was his birthday.
On Burns Night, there are toasts and someone usually recites the Burns poem Address To A Haggis.
Those celebrating cut into a haggis and eating neeps, tatties and a wee dram – or, in other words, turnips, potatoes and whiskey.
After eating the delicious feast, there are more readings.
Usually a speech called the Immortal Memory is read out for all to enjoy.
How is Burns Night celebrated in Scotland?
In Scotland, many people host their own Burns Night suppers.
Virtual celebrations will also be streamed live online which allow everyone to join in and have fun together.
But there are also events people can attend in celebration.
For those that do not want to stay at home, pubs and restaurants also hold events to mark the annual event.