|Burns Suppers Celebrate Scotland's Favorite Poet & Haggis|
|By Judith Lerner, Special to iBerkshires|
02:18AM / Friday, January 22, 2016
Monday, Jan. 25, will be the Scottish poet Robert Burns' 257th birthday.
The poet and lyricist, collector of folk songs, farmer and liver-of-life-to-the-fullest, was so beloved that, only a few years after his early death at the age of 37, friends began the tradition of celebrating his birthday with merriment, music, feasting, dancing and drinking which persists into the present.
Scots and fans of the poet all over the world still celebrate his birthday with bagpipes, readings, singing, feasting and drinking — eating haggis and other, more elegant fare; drinking stout, ale, beer and scotch. Burns Night Suppers now happen all over the globe, pretty much in the same manner whether
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