Robert Burns is an 18th-century Scottish and British poet who became a national figure due to the Scottish people trying to find an independent identity away from the United Kingdom.
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Robert Burns was a British and Scottish national poet who composed songs in English and the Scottish dialect (yep — he was the guy who wrote Auld Lang Syne!).
Born and bred on Scottish soil, Burns Night is (appropriately) celebrated on the 25th of January each year — the same day Burns’ was born.
The Scottish national poet was also seen as a jolly Scottish figure within Scotland and a personality representing a separate identity from England.
Historically, England has dominated the union between England, the principality of Wales, Northern Ireland and the kingdom of Scotland to form the United Kingdom.
This has been the case since the Act of Union was passed in 1707 CE between Scotland and England, the Act of Union 1801 CE between the main British islands on the island of Ireland, and the Act of Union 1536 CE United the government of the principality of Wales with the Parliament based in Westminster.
Therefore, Burns Night celebrations have become synonymous with celebrating Scotland’s cultural contribution to the world.
If you wish to read the full article, you can find it on this link to The Sybarite online magazine on Arts, Culture and History.
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