UK Bank Holidays and Festivals
Burns Night (January 25th)
Burns Night is celebration of the life and poetry of poet Robert Burns. It is an important date on the calendar in Scotland and usually consists of a supper celebrating everything Scottish. This usually includes eating haggis, drinking lots of Scotch whisky and reciting Burns’ poetry.
Best Tradition: Having a ‘toast’ to various things every 5 minutes, including Burns, haggis, Scotland, men, women, the host etc. By the end you may not be able to stand up but you will be blissfully happy.
Where to Go: Definitely somewhere in Scotland. Edinburgh is particularly famed for its celebrations.
How you can get Involved: Eat some haggis and drink some whisky (if you can stomach either)