The 25th January, the anniversary of Burns’ birth, is the night when thousands of Burns Suppers take place across Scotland and across the world - a tradition that dates back to 1802, just a few years after Burns’ death. The highlight is the parade of the haggis - often accompanied by a piper - followed by the recitation of Burns’ poem ‘Address to a Haggis’. Oh, and everyone sings ‘Auld Lang Syne’. All accompanied by lashings of whisky.
Extracted from The Little Book of Scotland by Geof Holder