History of the celebration of Robert Burns

Profile: All about the Burns Supper

TONIGHT and for many nights beforehand and afterwards, around the world there will be gatherings around the world to mark the 259th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, acclaimed as Scotland ‘s National Bard. The annual Burns Supper is a tradition that has been going since shortly after the poet died in Dumfries on 21 July, 1796 at the age of 37.

The annual Burns Supper is a tradition that has been going since shortly after the poet died in Dumfries on 21 July, 1796 at the age of 37. The Greenock Burns Club held the world’s first Burns Supper to mark the anniversary of his birthday in Alloway on 29 January, 1802. The rest is history..

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