On the 25th of January every year in Scotland, Robert Burns is celebrated. The celebration is known as Burns Night.
Robert Burns was a Scottish Poet who infused Scottish words in his poems to ensure that the Scottish dialect did not die out.
Although dead for over 200 years, poems written by Burns are still recited and sang today across the world. One of such is ‘Auld Lang Syne’, which is sung during New Year’s Eve (Hogmanay) in Scotland and parts of the world. Burns did acknowledge that he added verses to this song and put it in writing after hearing an old man sing it.
Other poems include: ‘Address to a Haggis, ‘A Red,Red Rose’, ‘Up in the Morning Early’….
At LFIA, we celebrated Burns in the British International Section by reading and analysing Burns’ poems, singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’, attempting a Highland Dance and sharing some treats.
It was a fun time for all who took part, despite not having any haggis.
Find below the videos
Presentation of Robert Burns work HERE
Origins and celebration of the Burns Night HERE
Great Highland Fling performance HERE
Auld Lang Syne performance HERE