воскресенье, 24 января 2010 г.

День рождения Роберта Бернса

Tomorrow will be the birthday of Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns, celebrated with great festivity by the Scots.
Robert Burns
25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796
The poet was born on 25 January in 1759, in Ayrshire in Scotland. Robert Burns (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard) was a Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a "light" Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these pieces, his political or civil commentary is often at its most blunt.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/robertburns/  He died in Dumfries at the early age of 37.
Burns Supper
Scots people all round the world celebrate Burns' birthday on this night with a Burns Supper.
Traditional Scots food include scones, Dunlop cheese and shortbreads. Another traditional Scots food is Haggis. It is made of a sheep's or a calf's liver, heart and lungs, chopped with onions, seasonng, suet, and oatmeal, and boiled in a bag traditionally made from the stomach of a sheep or calf.
A traditional Scottish meal is neaps (swede), tatties (potato) and haggis washed down with whisky.
Also on this day .......
St. Dwynwen's Day - Welsh patron saint of lovers
St Dwynwen's day is celebrated in Wales and commemorates the patron saint of friendship and love.

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