by Stranger EverOut Staff

Tuck into a hearty plate of haggis and sip some whisky in honor of the Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Tuck into a hearty plate of haggis and sip some whisky in honor of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Shutterstock

Five years after the death of Scottish bard Robert Burns in 1796, a group of friends gathered on his birthday (January 25) to celebrate his life. Today, the tradition persists and often involves haggis, bagpipes, recitations of poetry, drinking songs, revelry, and, of course, copious Scotch whisky. If you’d like to witness the unusual ritual for yourself, here are five events where you can participate in the commemoration of Burns’ life. For more food and drink events, check out our full food and drink calendar.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
Big Time Brewery
Raise a pint to the “Ploughman Poet” and sing along to rousing Scottish drinking songs performed by vocal group whateverandeveramen.
University District

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Source: https://www.thestranger.com/things-to-do/2020/01/14/42564800/five-events-to-celebrate-robert-burns-night-2020-in-seattle