Monday, January 25, 2010
It's Robbie Burns Day: Haggis & All Things Scottish with Some Poetry Thrown In For Good Measure
Robbie Burns, the Scottish poet, was born on this day in 1759. Every year we celebrate his birthday with poetry, whisky and haggis. In London, almost every pub will host a Robbie Burns Day event, usually with some good ol' Scottish pub grub and someone reading poetry. Here in Canada, almost every city will have at least one pub holding celebrations.
Above is a Canadian-Scottish Vancouver based punk band, the Real McKenzies playing the same song as the 1st video above. Wow. So many ways to play with Robbie Burns' words.
What are you doing to celebrate Robbie Burns birthday?
Useful Resources (Teaching in London)
Classroom Canada Website
Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians
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