Today is Robbie Burns Day, celebrating the life and poetry of Robert Burns. Burns Suppers are usually held January 25th (the anniversary of the Scot’s birthday) and involve whisky, haggis, and reading of Burns’ poetry.
This year Simon Fraser University is taking the notion of the Burns Supper one step further by attempting to set a world record for the logest recitation of Robert Burns’ poetry and songs.
What SFU Marathon Burns Reading.
When January 25, 2012 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St
Notes This is a free event but you are to “bring your own Burns” for reading.
It’s probably too late to RSVP online and book a 5-minute time slot for your reading but the public is welcome to attend. There will be refreshments and entertainment all morning.
Update They did it! According to News1130, SFU set a new world record with their Robbie Burns Day readings. Over 100 people spent 4 hours, 9 minutes, and 24 seconds reciting the poet’s words.