In the UK November 5th is Bonfire Night, or to give it the correct title ‘Guy Fawkes Night’.
We celebrate by lighting bonfires and creating impressive firework displays. Most people attend organised events, however, in my family, we celebrate at home.
This year the family party was celebrated on Saturday, but I was unable to attend; So, to celebrate Bonfire Night I am re-blogging my Bonfire Night Post from last year.
Remember remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot!
A few years ago, the school where I worked welcomed a visiting group of teachers from Finland and for a short while they observed my ICT lesson. The topic was Bonfire Night, and as the teachers were leaving the room, one of them commented on how strange it was that every year we celebrate a man who had attempted to kill our king! I explained that we’re not celebrating Guy Fawkes, we’re celebrating the failure of the plot.
In truth, like many long held traditions, most people today wouldn’t give the original reasons a second thought, the night is simply an excuse for a party. However, for those who would like to know more, but mainly for the benefit of overseas visitors, there is a little history byte coming…
View original post 725 more words