Heh, I love that rhyme. Such blatant folk-y disregard for correct grammar!
Out of interest, how come you're celebrating even though you live in the US?
How do you celebrate Guy Fawkes day?
I know few historical information about that, but don't know how to celebrate...
yep, happy bonfire night everyone.......do all the non-UK people out there know what's going on?
It's an old British custom...
I celebrate it because it was the day when a group of people stood up and attempted to change a government that was in the wrong. Watch V For Vendatta for more info on why I celebrate it.
They're celebrating the plot that almost destroyed their government?
Was it a tyrannical gov't at the time?
The UK celebrates it because the plans were thwarted before it happened. I celebrate it because it was a major demonstration of force by peoples that were considered subhuman by the then ruling party, even though it got thwarted.
It was a catholic plot,its plans were to kill the government and the king, (who were all in parliament at the time) and change the country from a protostent one,back to a catholic one (which it had been before henry the 8th) It was nothing to do with the people rising up against an unjust government.
If i remember my history right,the plot went wrong when one of the conspirators told one of the mp's who was a catholic, to make sure he wasnt in parliament that day, unfortunately the mp tipped off those who needed to be tipped off and the plot was thwarted ,all the conspirators were caught and executed.
On november the 5th, people in the UK build bonfires and burn an effigy of Guy Fawkes on it,most people dont realise the history behind the day,for most its just a day for going to a bonfire,watching fireworks and eating toffee apples.
It's probably not a coincidence that this is celebrated at the beginning of November, just when people with gardens like to have a bonfire to burn off all their garden rubbish.
I know it from v for vendetta... good movie btw
Happy Ron Paul day.
He's certainly capitalizing on this!
Oh, man...I completely forgot about the Fifth of November...and V for Vendetta was a favorite movie of mine. x_x
To truespeed--yowch; it sounds kind of as bad as Independence Day in the States (celebration-wise), or even Thanksgiving; when either holiday arrives, all my neighbors know how to do is party, party, party, and have a barbecue while partying.
5th of november... Wait.. Err Snap I forgot About that, Oh well I can always wait until next year, Of course if I don't forget it again next year, better right this down somewhere... Stupid me.
I heartily enjoy watching V for Vendetta, and the ensuing GUy Fawkes goodness that ensues. It just makes me giggle.
"A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having." Love it.