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Maryville College hosts annual Robert Burns Dinner

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

For several years our small campus and many others across the country with strong Scottish ties have held “Robert Burns Dinners”, or similar analogs. These “Robert Burns Dinners,” or “Burns Suppers” have been held since the 5th anniversary of Burns’ death and are generally held around his birthday on January 25. These dinners are steeped in tradition that dates back hundreds of years and are an integral facet of Scottish culture.  On January 22, after more than a month of planning, the Student Programming Board (SPB) held our college’s annual “Robert Burns Dinner” in the Clayton Center for The Arts. The dinner is in remembrance of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, who lived in Dumfries, United Kingdom, from 1759 to 1796 and wrote well over 200 songs and sonnets. Each year, the dinner features a traditional Scottish meal, which...

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