Robert Burns dinner celebrations commemorate his birthday on January 25th. Across America and the world, many Scots meet to celebrate the poet laureate of Scotland, some as late as mid-February.
Some are very formal affairs, others just casual get-togethers. Some see lots of tartans present, others are just street clothes. If you’re interested in the Burn’s tartans, here they are. Robert was very fond of wearing his check tartan around his property.
Burns Robert Check tartan 1736
Burns Heritage Check Corporate tartan 2206
Burns Family tartan 1539
At the Robert Burns Dinner celebrations you’ll find music, singing, dancing, Scottish food, piping in the Haggis, poetry readings, kilts and ladies wear ~ everything from authentic to bumbee.
The meal will consist of Scottish food, with Haggis as the highlight. If you don’t know what Haggis is, do at least try it.
Sources for supplementary ideas for your Robert Burns Dinner
- Burns poetry will be read, and those which have been put to music, will probably be played as background music. A source for his complete works is the Robert Burns Organization.
- Before you look at the dinners posted, Ayrshire Cancer Support has asked us to post information about their Ayrshire Calendar for 2009. It celebrates the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns birthday and the photos can be converted to postcards. Take a look…it’s an idea for gifts for your bridal party and a means to help cancer victims.
In almost every city you will be able to find a dinner celebration. Larger cities and metropolitan areas have several. Almost any organization that’s having a dinner will welcome you to their ranks. Even restaurants that have a large Scottish clientele schedule dinners.
U.S. Robert Burns Dinners Alabama
Canadian Robert BurnsAlberta
Robert Burns Dinner CelebrationsArgentina ~ Buenos Aires
Around the World
Scotland in Argentina
Crawley, Western Australia
The University Club of Western Australia
Warringah, New South Wales
Warringah Scottish Society
City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band
Belgium ~ Brussels
Caledonian Society of Brussels
China ~ Bejing
Beijing Caledonian Society
Cyprus ~ Paphos
St. Andrew Society of Paphos
The St. Andrew Society of Denmark
Japan ~ Yokohoma and Tokyo
St Andrews Society of Yokohama and Tokyo
Thailand ~ Bangkok
Bangkok St Andrew’s Society
Other locations are being added. Please check back for more dinner locations before the 2009 Robert Burns Dinner celebration.