By the time you read this, everyone at Tellyspotting hopes you had a safe and happy Burns Night celebration last night. For those in the know, Burns Night falls on 25 January every year with the date chosen to coincide with the Scottish poet’s birthday, who was born on 25 January 1759.
For those ‘out of the loop’, Burns Night celebrations bring to mind forkfuls of peppery haggis and wee drams of whisky but the history of the festivities is often taken for granted.
The main attraction of Burns Night is the Burns Supper. This traditionally involves participants donning tartan, listening to bagpipes, crooning Auld Lang Syne – also sung at New Year’s Eve – and reciting the great writer’s songs and poems.
The Burns Supper is a celebration of the life and legacy of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. While it was first organized by his close friends and family as a memorial dinner, the night has since morphed into an event for Scots at home and around the world. It is celebrated with traditional Scottish fare, folk music and renditions of Burns’s poetry.
What better way to begin any Burns Night celebration than with well wishes from Vicki Michelle. Best known for her role as Yvette Carte-Blanche in the long-running British sitcom, ‘Allo, ‘Allo, Michelle took to social media yesterday to offer her sincere well-wishes to all for a safe and happy Burns Night celebration.
The accompanying classic picture of the cast of ‘Allo, ‘Allo featuring Michelle, Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera and Arthur Bostrom immediately signals why the series was so well-received. The picture screams chemistry and craziness amongst the cast.
Happiest of Burns Night to all and to all a good night after.
In: Odds & Sods