Saturday, November 5, 2016

Guy Fawks Day

 It's Saturday- the need to make sure I exercise includes the walk up the hill and through some great autumnal tints.

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure.

No time at present to write about how we used to celebrate when we were kids. Maybe another year.

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