Definition of Burns Night in English:

Burns Night


  • The evening of 25 January, the birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, on which celebrations in his honour are traditionally held in Scotland and elsewhere:

    ‘I've just realized it's Burns Night tonight, and I've no haggis in the fridge’
    • ‘He finally persuaded me to buy a haggis there for Burns Night in January.’
    • ‘After Christmas and long before spring, Burns Night provides an excellent excuse for anyone to party.’
    • ‘Wine drinkers who intend to drink whisky tonight – Burns Night – should consider their taste preferences.’
    • ‘Burns night is the one time you ditch wine for whisky; it goes so well with haggis.’
    • ‘Scottish public opinion took pride in the Burns nights from Montreal to Melbourne.’
    • ‘Burns Night apart, Scots in America retain a curiously low profile.’
    • ‘She considered Scotland her second home and grew to love Burns Night.’
    • ‘The borough's Scottish population have been out in force this week preparing for Burns Night tomorrow.’
    • ‘While his fellow countrymen have Burns Night he "cannot understand" why there is no English equivalent on April 23.’
    • ‘They have just never been taught to speak, read and write and take a pride in their Scots (except once a year on Burns Night).’