My grandmothers brother represented the Scottish Burns Society in Florida! Burns night . He emigrated there. My grandmother moved to England.
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Here is an explanation!:
Robert BurnsJ :anuary 25, 1759 – July 21, 1796) was a poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is the best-known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a 'light' Scots dialect which would have been accessible to a wider audience than simply Scottish people. At various times in his career, he wrote in English, and in these pieces, his political or civil commentary is often at its most blunt.
Burns is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement and after his death, he became an important source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism. A cultural icon in Scotland and among Scots who have relocated to other parts of the world (the Scottish diaspora), his celebration became almost a national charismatic cult during periods of the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature.
Burns also collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them. His poem (and song) "Auld Lang Syne" is often sung at Hogmanay (New Year), and "Scots Wha Hae" served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the country. Other poems and songs of Burns that remain well-known across the world today, include "A Red, Red Rose," "A Man's A Man For A' That," "To A Louse" and "To A Mouse."
Burns' Night, effectively a second national day, is celebrated on 25 January with Burns' Suppers around the world, and is still more widely observed than the official national day, Saint Andrew's Day, or the new North American celebration Tartan Day.
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.......Burns' Night, effectively a second national day, is celebrated on 25 January with Burns' Suppers around the world, and is still more widely observed than the official national day, Saint Andrew's Day, or the new North American celebration Tartan Day.[/QUOTE]
OMY ~ you must have swallowed an Encyclopaedia!! (sp)
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First of all the layout is really very pretty I love the plaids and the colors..and 2nd thank you.. I have heard of Robert Burns just not the holiday..I leaned something new today..here we called tatties cream (or creamed) potatoes one of my familys favorites..and turnips are just turnips and sometimes cooked with the greens..thanks for sharing this bit of history with us..totally A+
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