Burns Supper 2020
A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), the author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, occasionally known as Robert Burns Day (or Robbie Burns Day or Rabbie Burns Day) but more commonly known as Burns Night (Scots: Burns Nicht). However, in principle, celebrations may be held at any other time of the year.
The first supper was held in memoriam at Burns Cottage by Burns's friends, on 21 July 1801, the fifth anniversary of his death; it has been a regular occurrence ever since.
Burns suppers may be formal or informal. Both typically include haggis (a traditional Scottish dish celebrated by Burns in Address to a Haggis), Scotch whisky and the recitation of Burns's poetry. A Formal dinners is hosted annually by the St Andrew Societiy of São Paulo and always include dancing Formal suppers follow a standard order.
The St Andrew Society of São Paulo traditionally holds their annual Burns’ Supper in March at the SPAC – Higienópolis at 8pm. A Burns’ Supper is hosted by Scots and their diaspora worldwide, celebrating the life and works of Robert Burns, widely regarded as Scotland's national poet. .
A pioneer of the Romantic movement, 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
Food & Fun
The evening includes an informal three course meal with a tasting of Haggis, (a well-known Scottish delicacy!) as well as whisky, wine and beer. Scottish reels (dances) are interspersed with a few readings and speeches on Burns and his influence, and there is always a presentation by our a bagpipes & drums band,
We hope to see you there in 2020