Kilting for Burns Night

Friday, January 15, 2016 | 7:38 pm

Off Kilter KiltsDo you have a bit of Scottish in you lads and lassies? If not, maybe you can be a Scottish for a day. Do you have a wicked sense of humor? Are you friendly? Feisty? Do you enjoy myths and legends? More importantly, can you pull off a kilt?

If these ring true you may wish to start a new tradition of celebrating Burns Night. Burns Night is a night to celebrate acclaimed Scottish poet Robert Burns. It is generally observed on the poet’s birthday January 25 – the night is all about being a Scotsman.

To celebrate Burns Night, start off with a good Scottish meal. Traditional food includes kippers, haggis or stovies. The ingredients look tasty despite the names. Then you need a strong Irish Whiskey to enjoy throughout the evening – Jameson and Bushmills are generally American favorites. The evening is spent eating, drinking and reciting a mix of Burns poetry aloud. Last but not least you need a kilt.

You may be wondering how you can get a kilt in Sunny California. You are in luck! The new store Off Kilter Kilts is a store in Pasadena specializing in kilts, clothing and music. Off Kilter Kits is located at 2610 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena and you can reach them by calling (626) 817-9999. You can visit them online at www.offkilterkits.com.

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