Every year on Jan. 25, people across the world gather for a Burns Supper on Burns Night, which commemorates, on his birth date, Robert Burns, his poetry and his beloved Scotland. The first recorded celebration of Robert Burns' life occurred in 1801, on the fifth anniversary of his death, when nine friends gathered to pay tribute to the Scottish bard. Today, an estimated 12,000 to 15,000 Burns Suppers are held worldwide yearly. Suppers include bagpipe music, haggis, Scottish foods, Burns' poetry recitals and quotes. Always said is Burns' Selkirk Grace: "Some hae meat and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it, but we hae meat and we can eat, and sae the Lord be thankit." Are you planning a Burns supper of your own in Havre de Grace? That's Auld Lang Syne on this column, folks ! Keep me posted at 410-939-6562 or 226 N. Union Ave. See ya!