By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (January 25, 2023) – In today’s edition of Fun with Map from Steve Kovacs, we honor Scotland’s National Poet on his night.   

Supper for Poems

Today is the traditional annual celebration of Robert Burns, called Burns Night.

Burns is a celebrated Scottish poet.  Burns Night is typically held on January 25, which, as you might have guessed, is his birthday.  The first Burns Night was celebrated in 1801, on the 5th anniversary of his death.

Burns Night usually involves a private supper with invited guests.  Haggis is served among other dishes, plus Scotch whisky.  Frequently a bagpiper greets the arriving guests. 

There are, of course, readings of Burns’ poems; quite civilized overall.

Editor’s note: Auld Lang Syne is considered one of his most famous works.   

Fellow Scots, the brothers Black, issued this map of Scotland in 1892.

Scotland – circa 1892 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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