Burns night is celebrated on the 25th January, it’s a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, the author of many Scottish poems. There has been a surge in Burns Night celebrations in the whole of the UK in recent years from people hosting parties and the surge in buying related goods.
People in Scotland tend to gather together to have a huge feast and eat haggis, a popular delicacy of the highlands. Many will wear traditional tartan attire in all their colours and glory from kilts, socks, jackets, Tartan Ties, bow ties, cummerbunds, scarves and pocket squares. There are so many versions of tartan available, most are assigned to an ancient name being handed down the generations.
Black Watch and Royal Stewart are the most popular tartan designs of today. Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours, tartan originated in woven wool but they are now made in many other materials making them more widely available.