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The 5th of November.

Today is Guy Fawkes Day or Bonfire Night. A day where all Britons gather together, set off fireworks and light bonfires in their backyards where they burn effigies of Guy Fawkes. This tradition is in celebration of the below (as found on Wikipedia):

"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."

We'll be heading over to the hubby's family home to celebrate, light fireworks and eat chilli and baked potatoes. All in the name of tradition!

Guy Fawkes

Have a fun and safe Saturday!


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