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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It’s that day again. The 5th of November. Happy Guy Fawkes day!

Enjoy the best of V for Vendetta.  Hopefully it’ll persuade you to watch it today:


Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I can think 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.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!

From wikipedia on Guy Fawkes Night :

“Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night, Cracker Night, Fireworks Night) is an annual celebration on the evening of the 5th of November. It celebrates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of the 5th of November, 1605 in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London, England.

It is primarily marked in the United Kingdom where it was compulsory, by Royal Decree, to celebrate the deliverance of the King until 1859, but also in former British colonies including New Zealand, parts of Canada, and parts of the British Caribbean.[citation needed] Bonfire Night was also common in Australia until the 1980s[citation needed], but it was held on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June in some states (e.g., New South Wales) and 5 November in others (e.g., Victoria). It is also celebrated in the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda.[1] Festivities are centred on the use of fireworks and the lighting of bonfires.”

Guy Fawkes Night – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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2 Comments

  1. Fireworks Year Round 🙂 !
    http://fireworksanimated.com

    Comment by Brett — November 7, 2008 @ 1:14 pm

  2. And they’re even free =]

    Comment by johntash — November 11, 2008 @ 1:58 am

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