The Robert Burns International Foundation is holding its 25th Annual Budapest Burns Supper on 22 January 2022.
After only being able to hold a “Home Burns Supper” last year, with everyone celebrating at their own dinner table, this year, as expected with an event of this prestige, very few tickets now remain, more than 300 have already been sold.
25 years of helping sick and underprivileged children
It’s a milestone event this year, 25 years of Burns Suppers in Budapest, and 25 years of helping sick and underprivileged children throughout Hungary. With all the disappointment of missed events over the last 18 months, you won’t want to miss this one!
All proceeds from the 2022 Burns Supper will be used to buy much-needed equipment for children’s hospitals around Hungary. Details of previous projects can be found on the RBIF’s blog.
If you think of Budapest Burns Supper, what do you remember?
As a Burns Supper there are many traditional elements, such as the Address to the Haggis, performed by the lead piper Rab Tait in his own inimitable way.
Guests are also treated to traditional Scottish cuisine, the Burns Whisky Bar, and your chance to try Scottish ceilidh dancing in this incredible five-star setting, not to mention the many prizes up for grabs at the auction and raffle!
Make sure to reserve your tickets today so you don’t miss out on one of the biggest social events of the year. Five-course dinner, music, dancing, whisky bar, gin bar, you won’t want to miss this one!
The history behind
A Burns Supper is a celebration of the life and works of the poet Robert Burns, and these suppers are normally held on or around the poet’s birthday, 25 January.
While extremely common in Scotland, Burns Suppers are held throughout the world by groups of Scots, giving anyone the chance to celebrate Scotland’s favourite “bard”.
The first suppers were held in Ayrshire at the end of the 18th century by Robert Burns’ friends on the anniversary of his death, 21 July, and they have been a regular occurrence ever since. The first Burns club was founded in Greenock in 1801 by merchants born in Ayrshire, some of whom had known Burns.
They held the first Burns Supper on what they thought was his birthday on 29 January 1802, but in 1803 discovered that the correct date was in fact 25 January 1759, and since then suppers have been held on 25 January, Burns’ birthday.
You will need to show your vaccination card (digital or printed), or proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the Burns Supper. This will be checked upon your arrival for everyone’s safety.