Monday, February 1, 2010

District 32 Burns' Night: 3rd Feb

"Scotland’s national bard turned 250 last year and his native country has pulled out all the stops to celebrate. Burns, known as much for his sentimental lyrics (“My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose,” “Auld Lang Syne,” etc.) as he is for his poetry, is so beloved that his birthday (Jan. 25) inspires elaborate feasts called Burns Suppers, featuring haggis, whisky and recitations of his poetry."

"The annual celebratory tribute to the life, works & spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns [1759-1796]. Celebrated on or about the Bard's birthday, January 25th, Burns Suppers range from stentoriously formal gatherings of aesthetes & scholars to uproariously informal rave-ups of drunkards & louts.

"Most Burns Suppers fall in the middle of this range, and adhere, more or less, to some sort of time honoured form which includes the eating of a traditional Scottish meal, the drinking of Scotch whisky, & the recitation of works by, about, and in the spirit of the Bard."

Lodge Burnside No 729 is hosting District 32's Burn's Night on Wednesday, 3rd February at the Castle Hill Masonic Centre [corner of Showground & Northern Roads, Castle Hill] after their Lodge Meeting [tyling at 6:00 PM]. Ladies are especially invited, dining fee is $15.00.

Piper is Bro Fraser Smith while WBro Alan Summers will give the Address to the Haggis and Tribute to Robert Burns.

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