Robert Burns night | Events
Happy Birthday Robert Burns! In celebration of the Scottish poet’s birthday on January 25, some restaurants in the city are hosting Burns night. Burns night is an annual celebration for the national poet of Scotland who was an important figure in the Romantic Movement during the eighteenth century. These celebrations will include traditional food like haggis, poetry reading, and lots of booze.
The Scottish organization Chicago Scots will be bringing nursing home members of their Scottish Home to the Robert Burns statue in Garfield Park. They will be gathering for some poetry reading and all are invited to join.
Union League Club of Chicago
Chicago Scots is having a supper filled with haggis, patties, and other delicious meats. There will be poetry readings and dancing, and Sheila Gilmore, a scholar from Scotland, will be performing the Immortal Memory speech praising the life and work of Robert Burns.