Burns night

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Alexander Nasmyth’s well-known 1787 portrait of Robert Burns (detail), from the collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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From the name of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns (1759–1796) + night.

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Burns night ‎(plural Burns nights)

  1. An event held on the evening of 25th January in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns (born on that day in 1759), usually involving Scottish foods and recitals of his poetry.

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