January 25th is the anniversary of the birth of Scotland’s greatest poet, Rabbie (Robert) Burns. Its traditional for Scots the world over to celebrate by eating tatties (potatoes), neeps (turnip) and haggis (Google it), with the haggis being piped in and a number of Rabbie’s poems being read, including the Selkirk Grace and the Address to the Haggis.
Here’s a great example of the piping of the haggis and the address. You may want to look up the English translation afterwards!
Unfortunately I won’t be partaking tonight, as my Dryathlon prohibits me from drinking whisky, and haggis is a bit difficult to come by in this part of England, though my partner also seems a bit disinclined to try it – strange girl! (I love her really!) Better luck next year!