Guy Fawkes Night

150_FawkesNovember 5th is Guy Fawkes Night, celebrated in the UK and many former British colonies. It’s a commemoration of the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot {wiki} against King James I and the aristocracy. Guy Fawkes was an explosives expert who smuggled 1800 pounds of gunpowder into the cellar under the House of Lords.
Remember, remember, the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night, is celebrated with fireworks, bonfires, and burning effigies. Link

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Something that isn't mentioned in the history books and is something that should never, never be forgot.

Is that in 1906 word had been heard that King James was rewriting the bible for the benifit for control
over Britain and of future souls.

Nobody today sees this as a great crime or an act of treason against the human race. Royalty and the rich
have used this evil book to confuse and manipulate millions.

Down with James and praise to Guido for trying to save us from the blood shed of the modern day crusades!

In future, let's put the king on the fire and while the sky explodes in colour, let us admire Mr.Fawkes,
the everyday man, who stood up and fort against these filthy tyrants and dictators.
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Bonfire night is often held at the weekend nearest the 5th if it's not on a weekend, having said that; here in Cambridge the organised local event was on the day.

It's more fun if you live in the country and have a big garden to have your own fire, at least that's how I remember it as a child.

There was an interesting programme with Richard Hammond about what might've happened, includes big explosion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gunpowder_Plot:_Exploding_The_Legend

I don't really think it has any political meaning to most people now (I'm half Irish and never heard them being described as martyrs), it's just a night for fun and baked potatoes!

They did point out that it was probably lucky it did fail as there would've likely been a massive uproar against the small Catholic population.
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out of curiosity: when did you celebrate it? Because from many people in good ol' Blighty I heard that they celebrated it on Saturday, the 3rd of November - simply because it was the weekend. Did anyone stick to the actual date?
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@Chad (if that is your real name!)

Speak for yourself, man!!
WE WHO KNOW have been celebrating it for nearly 20 years and have even rewritten the Doors' song "20th Century Fox" with lyrics honoring him. In fact we're due for another round and another verse for Guy right now!

'Til the Fight Is Won, Brethren!
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