A Meaty Festive Celebration from the best Butchers in town!
20th December 2010
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As a reminder, if you have any last minute requirements for meat, poultry, fish or a range of special delicatessen items or special condiments for the festive period – then you know that quality and service count at Halfords Traditional Butchers, so why not pop in to see what is available?

Of course  - If you already have all that in hand and perhaps are thinking ahead to Burns night then Halford’s Traditional Butchers on Tewkesbury High Street is the place to find top quality Haggis – and it’s time to start thinking about placing your order.

For those of you unfamiliar with Burns Night - here's how it all started: Burns Night is generally celebrated on January 25th - Robert Burns birthday - here quoted from Wikipedia is the reason why Robert Burns became so revered and celebrated:

"Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard[1][2]) was a Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a "light" Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these pieces, his political or civil commentary is often at its most blunt.

He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism. A cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish Diaspora around the world, celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature. In 2009 he was voted by the Scottish public as being the Greatest Scot, through a vote run by Scottish television channel STV.

As well as making original compositions, Burns also collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them. His poem (and song) Auld Lang Syne is often sung at Hogmanay (the last day of the year), and Scots Wha Hae served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the country. Other poems and songs of Burns that remain well-known across the world today include A Red, Red Rose; A Man's A Man for A' That; To a Louse; To a Mouse; The Battle of Sherramuir; Tam o' Shanter, and Ae Fond Kiss."

On a final note:

Halford’s Traditional Butchers would like to wish all of their customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year. If you haven't used Halford's Butchers services before - take a look at what their customers have to say about them here and their current special offer here.

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