You may or may not have heard of Burns Night before, Burns night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns’ contribution to Scottish culture. His best known work is probably Auld Lang Syne.
On Burns Night, there are toasts, someone recites the Burns poem Address To A Haggis and those celebrating cut into a haggis and eating neeps, tatties and a wee dram – or, in other words, turnips, potatoes and whiskey… we do things a little different in our house, Haggis Bolognese is usually on the menu. I’ve made it for guests in the past and they’ve always enjoyed it, some of whom, it was their first time eating haggis, so I’ll take that as a bonus.