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Burns Night

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Burns Night is the day (and night) that the life of Robert Burns is celebrated, particularly in Scotland. Each year it is on Burns' birthday, 25 January. People around the world have Burns Suppers.

At Burns Suppers, Scottish people have many certain traditions as eating haggis and people say poems that have been written by Robert Burns. These consist of To a Mouse, Address to the Haggis and many others. There is always a part in the Burns Supper when boys jokingly make fun of the girls. This is called 'Toast to the Lassies' However, the girls have the last laugh as they do the same to the boys. This is called 'Reply From the Lassies'