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Burns Night

January 25th marks the anniversary of the birthday of Scotland´s national poet Robert Burns (1759- 1796).Each year, this anniversary is celebrated in Scotland as Burns Night. Customs include eating haggis (a traditional Scottish pudding made of meat, oats and spices) drinking whisky, playing the bagpipes and reciting poems by Burns. They always read his poem ‘To a haggis' . Go to these links if you want to listen to it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kzYaIphbzU 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArqvY8ucLyU&feature=related

 

If you are interested in knowing more about this traditional Scottish dish, here you have a link:

http://www.ehow.com/haggis/ 

 The Burns Night dinner is usually followed by singing and a ceilidh (traditional Scottish dancing). 

Here is a poem by Robert Burns that you could write in a Valentine´s card next February 14th. The words in bold are old Scottish words, so their meaning in modern English has been added so that you don´t miss anything.

My Love is Like a Red Red Rose

My love is like a red red rose

That´s newly sprung in June;

My love is like the melodi melody

That´s sweetly playd in tune. played

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass, you are so beautiful / pretty girl

So deep in love am I:

And I will love thee still, my dear, you

Till the seas gang dry. all / go

Till a´the seas gang dry, my dear,

And the rocks melt wi´ the sun: with

And I will love thee still, my dear,

While the sand life shall run. of

And fare thee weel, my only love, goodbye

And fare thee weel awhile! for a short time

And I will come again, my love,

Tho´ it were ten thousand mile. though

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