Robbie Burns Dinner Fundraiser at St. James Anglican Church Hall, Hanover
January 25th, 2018
Roast Beef Dinner with special Scottish “touches”
Thursday January 25th at 6 p.m.
call 519-364-5422 for tickets / information
Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland and the world on or around January 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns’ contribution to Scottish culture. His best known work is “Auld Lang Syne.”
In 1788 the Robert Burns sent the poem ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to the Scots Musical Museum, indicating that it was an ancient song but that he’d been the first to record it on paper.
The phrase ‘auld lang syne’ roughly translates as ‘for old times’ sake’, and the song is all about preserving old friendships and looking back over the events of the year.
It is sung all over the world, evoking a sense of belonging and fellowship, tinged with nostalgia.