One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘While his fellow countrymen have Burns Night he "cannot understand" why there is no English equivalent on April 23.’
- ‘She considered Scotland her second home and grew to love Burns Night.’
- ‘Wine drinkers who intend to drink whisky tonight – Burns Night – should consider their taste preferences.’
- ‘Burns Night apart, Scots in America retain a curiously low profile.’
- ‘After Christmas and long before spring, Burns Night provides an excellent excuse for anyone to party.’
- ‘The borough's Scottish population have been out in force this week preparing for Burns Night tomorrow.’
- ‘He finally persuaded me to buy a haggis there for Burns Night in January.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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).’
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