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スコットランドのバーンズデー Scotland's Burns Day

2018年1月22日 | 2 评论

What is Burns Day?

  • Burns Day is a day which celebrates the life of the famous poet Robert Burns from Scotland. He wrote many famous Scottish poems.
  • A Burns supper is a dinner which is held every year on the evening of Robert's birthday, the 25th Janurary. 
  • Robert Burns died in 1796 and his friend's started celebrating his life every year after he died.

                                                       

Fun Facts:

  • A burns supper is traditionally a dinner called 'haggis, neeps and tatties'. This is a mixture of meat served with potatoes and turnips. 
  • During the dinner, the haggis (a traditional meat dish) is carried into the room while bagpipes (music) is being played. A poem is read before the haggis is cut.
  • In elementary schools in Scotland, children learn Robert's poems and read them in competitions. 
  • People like to wear tartan patterned clothing on Burns Day.

                           

Music:

  • Robert Burns wrote a famous song called 'Auld Lang Syne' and in many countries this song is played at New Year! 
  • In Japan, the music from this song is used for a popular song called 蛍の光. When I heard this for the first time in Japan, I was very surprised! 

                                                              

Have you ever heard about Robert Burns?

Do you like the song 蛍 の光 ?

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