Burns Supper 2020

Feb 1, 2020 - 5pm til @9pm

Phoenix Scottish Rite
7726 N 59th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301

Formal attire is requested.

Individual – $40

Table for 8 – $300

Additional handicap parking will be made available the day of the event, overflow parking is in the lot adjacent to the north part of our building, all handicap spaces are in our parking lot.

Menu will consist of Smoked Garlic/Herb Beef round, Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans with Roasted Red Potatoes, Mashed Turnips, Mixed Green Salad, dinner rolls with butter, Savory Beef Gravy, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chocolate Trifle, Tea and Lemonade. And lots of Haggis. We will have wine on the tables as well as a Scotch Tasting with option to purchase.

Tickets can be purchased individually for $40 each or a table for 8 for $300. Due to catering restrictions, January 19 is the LAST day to purchase tickets for this event. No Exceptions.

If you have any questions, you may email kvonhopf@srmason-az.org

The History of Celebrating Robbie Burns

Burns Night, effectively a second national day in Scotland, is celebrated near his birth date of January 25 with Burns Suppers around the world, and is still more widely observed than the official national day, Saint Andrew’s Day, or the proposed North American celebration, Tartan Day.

This 2019 event is a more casual version of the formal Burns suppers – which has not changed format since Robert’s death in 1796.

That would start with a general welcome and announcements followed with the Selkirk Grace. After the grace comes the piping and cutting of the haggis, where Burns’ famous Address To a Haggis is read and the haggis is cut open. The event usually allows for people to start eating just after the haggis is presented. This is when the reading called the Immortal Memory—an overview of Burns’ life and work—is given; the event usually concludes with the singing of Auld Lang Syne.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.