Burns Night is celebrated in Scotland on/around January 25, commemorating the life of poet Robert Burns, born that day in 1759. Perhaps you're familiar with his well-known "Auld Lang Syne"? My family is descended in part from the Burns clan. Let's hoist a toast with Scots Wha Hae (English translation):
  1. 'Scots, who have with Wallace bled,
  2. Scots, whom Bruce has often led,
  3. Welcome to your gory bed, Or to victory.
  4. 'Now is the day, and now is the hour:
  5. See the front of battle lower,
  6. See approach proud Edward's power -
  7. Chains and slavery.
  8. 'Who will be a traitor knave?
  9. Who will fill a coward's grave?
  10. Who's so base as be a slave?
  11. Let him turn, and flee.
  12. 'Who for Scotland's King and Law
  13. Freedom's sword will strongly draw,
  14. Freeman stand or freeman fall,
  15. Let him follow me.
  16. 'By oppression's woes and pains,
  17. By your sons in servile chains
  18. We will drain our dearest veins
  19. But they shall be free.
  20. 'Lay the proud usurpers low,
  21. Tyrants fall in every foe,
  22. Liberty is in every blow,
  23. Let us do or die!