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When is Burns Night?

Burns Night 2016

The date of Burns Night 2016 is Monday 25 January.

Burns Night falls on the Scottish Poet Robert Burns' birthday.

Countdown to Burns Night

There are 300 days until Burns Night.

What is Burns Night?

Burns Night is a regular date in the Scottish calendar and celebrates the life and works of their national Bard, Robert Burns.

Celebrations amongst family and friends are conducted during a Burns Supper which includes a number of traditions such as piping in the guests, the Selkirk Grace and piping in the haggis.

Burns Supper Traditions

A traditional Burns Supper includes the following traditions:

Piping in the Guests

The Chairman's welcome

The Selkirk Grace

Starter course of the Burns Dinner

Piping in the haggis

Address the haggis

Toast to the haggis

The main Burns Dinner

The immortal memory

Toast to the Lassies

Reply to the toast of the Lassies

Performance of Robert Burns' songs and poems

Vote of thanks

Auld Lang Syne