January 25 is Burns Night – a Scottish celebration of the life and work of their national poet, Robert Burns, that provides the perfect excuse for a party in the dark days after Christmas and New Year.
Scots living away from home strive to keep their traditions alive, and Scots in Krakow are no exception. This year, a grand and lavish Burns Night Supper will be held at Dwór Sieraków – a recently restored Polish manor house south of Krakow.
Organised by the The British International School of Cracow Parents Teachers Association (BISC PTA), and supported by the Krakow Post, the celebrations will include poetry, bagpipe music, whisky, traditional Scottish food and, of course, men in kilts.
Lindsay Davidson, Deputy Head of the British International School in Cracow, himself a proud Scot and an internationally renowned bagpiper, said: “Burns was a great internationalist and the BISC also aspires to be an Internationalist organisation.'”
David McGirr, the Krakow Post‘s Managing Director and also a Scot now living in Krakow, added: “Burns was a wonderful romantic poet, a nationalist, a radical, a rogue, a revolutionary, passionate and proud. In fact he could just as easily have been Polish as Scottish.”
Tickets are 110 zl per person. Email: email@example.com for more details.
Photo: Dwór Sieraków