Each year the CHICAGO SCOTS gather together to celebrate the birthday (25 January), life and work of the Scottish poet, Robert Burns.
About Robert Burns:
Whether his subject was a man or a mouse (or even a louse), Scotland's National Bard had a rare talent for putting himself into others' shoes and expressing life's universal emotions.
From traditional ballads and romantic songs to humorous satires and thought-provoking poems, Robert Burns composed some of the world's most instantly recognizable lines of poetry and song lyrics.
His words have been cherished and passionately recited for the past two centuries. Indeed, it's because of this great man that we promise, every Hogmanay, to 'tak a cup o' kindness' with our neighbors and go forward into the new year with a a sense of belonging and hope for the future.