Why Do People Celebrate Burns Night?


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Kath Senior answered
Scots and other people have a special celebration called Burns night on January 25th each year, because this was the birthday of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns. On that night, speeches are made poems are recited and toasts are drunk in honour of the finest poet Scotland has ever produced.

Burns was born in 1759 in Alloway in Ayrshire, the oldest of seven children born to a farming family. As a boy he had good teachers and read not only Scottish poetry but also Shakespeare and Milton.

He was a great writer of poems and songs and he contributed over 300 to Johnson's Scots Musical museum. Much of his work was in the Scots dialect and he was enormously popular in Scotland during his lifetime. He married Jane Armour but they had no children and he died 8 years later at the young age of 37. He is still well remembered today and Burn's night is celebrated with a traditional meal of haggis, tatties and neeps.
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Anonymous answered
Because robert burns in one of scotland national poets and is very famous

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