#HOB2014 says `I was born on this day’ really nice tribute 🙂


burns1January 25 is 255th Birthday of Robbie Burns, Scottish poet and lyricist.
The first Robbie Burns tribute supper was 1801 when some of his friends got together to celebrate the fifth anniversary of his passing. His birth and life have been celebrated ever since, especially each year on and around January 25, on Robbie Burns Day.

Some Fun Robbie Burns info:

Robert (Robbie) Burns died on July 21, 1796, at 37 after a dental extraction.

burns8Burns was quite the ladies man, fathering many children; 12 of whom lived. His youngest, Maxwell was born on the day of his funeral. As of 2012Burns has over 600 living descendants.

J.D. Salinger‘s title of his book, Catcher in the Rye from a Burns’ poem, “Comin’ Thro’ the Rye”.

Burns’ work has been celebrated, parodied, referenced so often, we probably don’t even know from whence it came.burns7


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