Robert Burns facts and poems and how to celebrate Burns Night with quotes and music

Robert Burns

Burn’s night takes place on January 25 this year (Picture: Getty Images)

On Burns Night you might be inclined to stock up on haggis and start writing odes to your favourite offal-based food.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the day, however, and you don’t even need to eat intestines to do so.

Robert Burns was an incredible Scottish poet whose work continues to be relevant to this die.

Poems such as A Red, Red Rose and To a Mouse deal with themes that we can all relate to despite being written in old Scots, and are read out today across the world.

If you want to celebrate by knowing everything from where Robert Burns lived, to how to pronounce ‘wee, sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie’ we’ve got you covered.

It wouldn’t be Burns without of some of Robbie’s famous poetry now would it?😉

Here @highlanderandy gives us a brief introduction to how we celebrate Burns Night here in Scotland and then reads us some of ‘Address to a Haggis’.#ScotlandIsNow #BurnsNight pic.twitter.com/K6qPHCMu4Y

— Scotland Is Now 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@Scotland) January 23, 2023

Facts about the Ayrshire Bard

He was born 25 January 1759 and died in Dumfries age 37.

His last name was originally spelled Burnes.

Robert was the father of 12 children, nine to his wife Jean Armour.

Burns penned his first poem at the age of 15.

He planned on moving to Jamaica before his poetry became successful.

Rabbie had big opinions on the French Revolution, and was on the side of reform.

You can visit his body at the Burns Mausoleum in St Michael’s Churchyard, Dumfries.

There are more statues, monuments and memorials dedicated to Robert Burns than any other non-religious figure, after Queen Victoria and Christopher Columbus.

Robert Burns was voted The Greatest Scot by STV viewers …read more

Source:: Metro News

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