Burns Night Canmore.
Many of the restaurants and pubs in Canmore will be enthusiastically be hosting Burns Nights. A little about the great man. Robbie Burns was born on January 25, 1759. Burns’ best known work is “Auld Lang Syne”, but was one of Scotland’s most celebrated poets. Although Burns was Scottish Burns night is celebrated around the world including Canmore with it’s strong Scottish heritage. The evening centres on the entrance of the haggis (a type of sausage prepared in a sheep’s stomach) on a large platter to the sound of a piper playing bagpipes. When the haggis is on the table, the host reads the “Address to a Haggis”. This is an ode that Robert Burns wrote to the Scottish dish. At the end of the reading, the haggis is ceremonially sliced into two pieces and the meal begins.