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Robert Burns Celebrated In Rapid City with Poetry, Haggis, Tartans, & Toasts

The Black Hills Celtic Society celebrates the birthday of Scots poet Robert Burns every year. The Bard of Scotland--the Ploughman's Poet--was born in the middle of the Eighteenth Century and died young. But before he went, he produced 12 children by four women and an impressive collection of poetry and song. His birthday, Jan. 25, is celebrated wherever Scots live throughout the world. And that includes Rapid City. SDPB's Victoria Wicks joined that group Saturday night.

This year's Burns Night was a private event, but the Black Hills Celtic Society throws a public Burns Night every other year. On alternate years, they have a public celebration for Saint Patrick's Day, and that's scheduled for March 18.

For more information on the Celtic Society and to check out the calendar of events, click on this link: