Robbie Burns Night
The meal starts with the Selkirk Grace:
Some hae meat an canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.
There is also Address to a Haggis:
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie [beautiful] face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch [stomach], tripe, or thairm [intestine]:
Weel are ye wordy o' a grace
As lang's my airm.
To end the evening Auld Lang Syne:
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?
Don't forget the whisky and some bag pipe music!
Here is a link to other Robert Burns poems - please check out To A Mouse and To A Louse