Burns night is one of the most awaited occasion of the year especially since it happens early which is the 25th of January. This night is a celebration primarily conducted to commemorate Robert Burns who is the national poet of Scotland and is considered as one of the best poets and lyricists in the world.The Component Acts of a Burns Night Supper
There are various activities conducted on a Burns night celebration which includes the supper, poem recitals, singing of songs, some speeches, and the toasts. The toasting on a Burns supper is a tradition that is usually done by the celebrants. The toasts are discussed below.
Toast to the Lassies
The first toast that is usually made is the Toast to the Lassies. This toast is made by a man who will give his speech about gratitude to the women who prepared the dishes for the supper. The speech should be somewhat hilarious to the view of audience but will not offend anyone. In addition, the toast should be thanking the women and all other staff who worked all day just to prepare the very delicious meals served for the supper. When is Burns Night 2017 in London Edinburgh Glasgow Scotland
Reply of the Lassies
The second toast done is called the Reply of the Lassies which is made by a woman who will give a speech in reply to the first toast made by the men. Likewise, this toast should also be hilarious and funny but will not come to the point that it will offend anyone. The speech should also give some points about thanking the audience for enjoying the meals and also for trusting them on their cooked dishes.
The final toasts for the burns supper celebration can be made by the host or any appointed person. The final toasts should be a speech about thanking all the guests for attending and to commemorate Robert Burns. After the final toast, the audience will all clap their hands for the good night celebration.
Those are the toasts made for the Burns night celebration. If you will be a speaker, make sure to prepare a good speech that people will surely enjoy so that you can make the night an even better one.