Every January, the life and poetry of the Scotsman Robert Burns is celebrated – but just how did this Scottish poet become an international legend? Join us at The Athenaeum Hotel and Serviced Apartments, for a Scottish culinary journey with paired whiskies to join in with the tradition.
Burns Night is celebrated on Robert Burns’ birthday – 25 January. The occasion was started by friends of Burns after his death. They hosted a supper at Burns Cottage in Ayrshire – where the poet previously lived – on the fifth anniversary of his death: 21 July 1801.
Over time, Burns Clubs were set up across the world, with the specific aim of remembering and cherishing the poetry and life of Robert Burns. These clubs started celebrating the life of the poet on his birthday rather than the anniversary of his death. The January Burns Night celebrations thus stuck, and Burns Clubs still exist to this day.
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