Robert Burns Dinner

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

Alaska

Arizona

  • Mesa

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesaota

Missouri

Montana

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Canadian Robert Burns
Dinner Celebrations

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

Northwest Territory

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Robert Burns Dinner Celebrations
Around the World

Argentina ~ Buenos Aires
Scotland in Argentina

Australia
Crawley, Western Australia
The University Club of Western Australia

Warringah, New South Wales
Warringah Scottish Society

Tasmania
City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band

Belgium ~ Brussels
Caledonian Society of Brussels

China ~ Bejing
Beijing Caledonian Society

Cyprus ~ Paphos
St. Andrew Society of Paphos

Denmark
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.

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