Friday, November 5, 2010

Remember, remember the 5th of November

We've been having 'Guy Fawkes night' as it's known here in NZ (bonfire night in the UK).

Why do we 'remember' Guy Fawkes and celebrate with fireworks? Because of the gun powder found under the Houses of Parliament. He was part of a group that wanted to blow up the Protestant King at the time (James 1) and replace him with a Catholic one. But the reason I think most people celebrate (apart from the fun of the fireworks) is that they like the fact that GF was trying to 'stick it to the man'!


soggybottomflats said...

Sounds like a good reason for a party to me too! Thank you for sharing this, I had no idea. Have a blessed weekend, Elaine

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Of course, not everyone in the neighbourhood is keen on the fireworks, but once a year is surely bearable....besides it's such great fun!