Our wonderful friends Dave and Jenna who live across the hall from us decided to share one of their Scottish traditions – Robbie Burns Day! It’s based on the poet Robert Burns. Jenna went all out and made traditional Scottish Haggis, meat pies, tatties (potatoes), nips (turnips) and carrots, and even vegetarian haggis which we jokingly called tofaggis (like tofurkey but Scottish style!). Jenna played Scottish music all night and we all just enjoyed celebrating with them:
The boys with their makeshift kilts on – well David in the middle is the only one with a real kilt. Davin is holding the Robby Burns day book. It had all the traditions, poems, cheers, recipes, and dances in it!
If you can read it the book is called “Ra Wee Book A Glasca Banter.” Jenna and Dave got it for us. We all had fun reading it and learning some new Scottish phrases. So thank you Robbert Burns for giving the world Robbie Burns Day!