Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Birthday of Robert Burns

Today is the day of Robert Burns! People all over the world are gathering to raise a glass and feast on haggis, tatties & neeps in honor of the Scottish Bard (although, it is perfectly acceptable to wait until the weekend, right?)

I shall post again about ol' Rabbie Burns, to share the highlights from our celebration, but for now, I say Happy Birthday, Mr. Burns!

And if you don't much have a clue about Burns, or the tradition of the Burns supper, you can watch this little video. It's only a few minutes and it summarizes nicely, although there is some concern over the authenticity of the Scottish accent of the voice over.

And if you really want a treat, listen and watch this version of Tam O'Shanter- one of Burns' most loved poems. It's a bit longer- about 10 minutes- but it just might raise the hairs on yer arms!

Until Saturday!


  1. Rianne! I am linking to this from my facebook page! Thanks for the breakdown! (I had no idea what all the fuss was about today!).


    1. Glad you liked it! I can't wait to celebrate in Scotland, as Burns' day isn't that big a deal in LA ;-)