Tomorrow, January 25th, is the anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, widely recognized as Scotland's national poet. Burns was born in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1759. His father was a tenant farmer, and Burns' early life was one of poverty and hardship. Though he had little regular schooling, Burns wrote original poems and songs, and he also collected many folk songs of Scotland. Some of his best known works are Auld Lang Syne, Scots Wha Hae, A Man's A Man for A' That, To
You may not know this, but April 6 is National Tartan Day. National Tartan Day was first recognized by the United States Senate in 1998, followed by the United States House of Representatives in 2005 and a Presidential Proclamation signed in 2008. It celebrates the contributions of people of Scottish ancestry to American society.