Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Scotland’s Favorite Son, The Bard!

Happy Robbie Burns Day! Today those of us from Scottish Heritage will be having a toast to Scotland’s favorite son for on this day in 1759 was born on to us the famous poet and lyricist. It’s also a day for Nova Scotians to raise a glass and celebrate Scottish traditions.

Haggis anyone? No, I’ll pass but I’ll take a shot of that single malt whisky!

Though you might not know it, you probably know one of his songs by heart and sing it to ring in each new year. That’s right, his most famous work is Auld Lang Syne. In Halifax, he is immortalized in a statue in Victoria Park that sits directly across the Public Garden. There is also a Robbie Burns Club and various establishments around the province hold celebrations around Robbie Burns Day. The Hart & Thistle’s is this coming Saturday.

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