Remember, remember


Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli’ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s overthrow;
By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holla boys, Holla boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!

So it’s Guy Fawkes Day here in the UK.  Also known as Bonfire Night, this is a fairly big British holiday.  There will be lots of bonfires, the burning of effigies (I have a feeling the Clegg and Cameron will be popular choices following their announced budget cuts) and general rabble rousing.  Thankfully (despite the burning of effigies) the day has lost a lot of its more violent tendencies and anti-Catholic sentiment and is basically a day where you can reveal your affinity for fire and pyrotechnics.  I expect to be kept up ’til all hours by the popping, banging, hissing, and buzzing of fireworks.


About Rebecca

Hi! After five years in Europe, I'm adjusting to life back in the US. I use this blog to record my adventures, post photos, organize recipes, and post about things that interest me.
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