Burns night is celebrated each year in Scotland on or around January 25th (Robbie’s birthday). A traditional burns supper centres around the grand entrance of the haggis on a large silver serving platter. Generally the haggis is piped in with bag pipes playing and when the haggis is placed on the table, the "Address to the Haggis" (a Burn’s poem) will be read. This is an ode that was written by Burns specifically to the haggis. (At our supper they did nae have a piper but rather just played traditional Scottish music as the haggis was brought in)
This is the first verse of the poem. It is quite long. You can go online and read the entire poem. When the reading is finished the haggis will be ceremonially sliced with a dirk (a Scotsman's knife) and served with neeps (mashed turnips) and tatties (mashed potatoes).
This the Cultural Hall at the Church were the Burns Supper was held. Many of the men wore their kilts and there was a lot of Scottish music, singing, and reading more of Burns' poems. One thing about a Burns’ poems…even the Scots must have them interrupted. He uses words that no longer are understood by most Scots.
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.