Dust off your tartan for a Scottish Burns Night Supper, a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796).
Tonight (25 January) is Burns night and prior to my celebrations this evening I did an internet search for a few Robert Burns facts:
J.D. Salinger’s ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ based its title on the Robert
Burns poem, ‘Comin’ Thro’ the Rye’.
Bob Dylan said that Burns’ A Red Red Rose was his greatest ever inspiration
Astronaut Nick Patrick took a book of Burns poetry with him on his 2020 space mission.
‘Auld Lang Syne’ is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the top three most popular songs in the entire English language.
Tommy Hilfiger claims to be a direct descendant if Burns.
In 2009 Burns became the first person to appear on a commemorative bottle of Coca Cola.
Abraham Lincoln was a huge fan of the poets work.
The work of Robert Burns has appeared in hundreds of films and TV programmes, including Holly ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ (1946), ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (1989) and ‘Forrest Gump’ (1994).
So for those celebrating with a Burns supper tonight, enjoy a Haggis and a glass or two of good single malt 🥃 . It’s obligatory!