Burns Nicht with the Ancient Universities Alumni
NTSUSA and The Oxford and Cambridge Society of New England will gather the celebrate Burns Nicht on Saturday, January 25th at the Hilton Back Bay, Boston. Join us for an evening of poetry, music, highland dancing and dinner in honor of Scotland’s Bard.
Guests will be treated to a bagpipe and drum demonstration, dance performances by Highland Dance Boston and Boston Scottish Country Dancers, Burns Supper toasts and the Immortal Memory address, and a traditional Ceilidh lead by Boston Scottish Country Dancers.
Dress is black tie, lounge suit, or tartan attire.
About Burns Nicht
The first Burns Supper was held in 1801, exactly five years after the death of Robert Burns. Nine men, surely missing the comfort of their friend’s prose, gathered on this anniversary for a dinner at Burns Cottage in celebration of the poet’s life. In what was clearly a proper tribute to their friend they decided on a meal of haggis with neeps and tatties, to be washed down with scotch, and peppered through the evening were songs and recitations of Burns’ poetry.
Today, Burns Suppers are celebrated around the world on January 25th, the anniversary of Burns’ birthday. The evening hasn’t changed much since that first Supper in 1801 – it’s still a rousing celebration full of poetry, song and dance in honor of Scotland’s bard. Learn more about Burns Nicht in our Burns Supper 101 blog.