Sunday, November 4, 2007

Guy Fawkes Day

November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day, for those of you that don't know Guy Fawkes tried to blow up parliament in the 1600's and failed. This day is celebrated by fireworks displays and bonfires throughout the country. Last night I headed off to party and saw lots of people out celebrating. There are still fireworks going off in my neighborhood right now. I'm sure they will continue throughout the night.

It is much easier to purchase fireworks here than in the states. All grocery stores and a couple of news agents in town had large displays of fireworks for purchasing. Very different than in the states where purchasing and setting off fireworks is illegal in some states.

2 comments:

Amy said...

Always good to celebrate subversion of the government.

Morgan said...

Here, here!!