|News Display: Robert Burns' Birthday|
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Description/Abstract: News Display: Robert Burns' Birthday, Wednesday, 1/25
January 25, 1759 marks the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns in Alloway, Ayrshire. The son of farmers and with little formal education, Burns became an acclaimed writer of the heart in the Scottish dialect. His works include "For Auld Lang Syne" (now a Scottish anthem), "Red, Red Rose" and "To a Mouse".
January 25 is celebrated as "Robert Burns Night" in Scotland and Scottish communities throughout the world Traditional food and fare, including haggis, venison, salmon, and whiskey, are feasted upon, while Burns' poetry is read aloud.
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