Sunday, 8 November 2009

Guy Fawkes

We've been watching fireworks this weekend. Lots of them. You see, November 5th is Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes Day in Britain. This year since the 5th was a Thursday, the celebration lasted all weekend.

Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes Night, is a celebration/remembrance of the "Gunpowder Plot" of 1605; the attempt to blow up Parliament. It still makes me chuckle that it's such a big deal. Ethan's done a research project on Guy Fawkes and we've now celebrated this holiday 3 times. Check out the history. Pretty interesting!

However strange the celebration seems to me, it has given us the weekend with friends, bundled up watching fireworks and sharing meals.

Life is Good!