Attending a Burns Night supper? You’ll get to eat this! Lucky you… (Picture: Flickr/British High Commission, Ottawa)
Burns Night celebrates renowned Scottish poet Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns.
Burns suppers are usually held around his birthday – January 25 and it’s a chance to revel in Scottishness, eat, drink and be merry.
But if you’ve never been to a Burns Night supper or even heard of the legend himself, fear not – fake it with this handy guide.
Before the meal begins, you’re expected to mingle. Don’t let this lull you into a false sense of security though; this is a party but not as we know it.
The Selkirk Grace
After mingling with your new Burns enthusiast friends, the host will say The Selkirk Grace before the meal:
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
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