Monday, 5 January 2015

Remember Remember the 5th of November

Today's the 5th of January, which made me think back two months: to the 5th of November.

In the UK, the 5th of November is called Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes Night. It is a annual event held to commemorate 5 November 1605, where a guy named Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the parliament and kill the king, in which he did not succeed.

Remember, remember, the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot;
I know of no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.
There are bonfires and fireworks all over the country, and lots of people go to watch the spectacle.
On this day we found ourselves near Portsmouth, where we also spent the afternoon. We saw the docks and a bit of the university buildings.
Later in the evening, we drove out to a suburb named Cosham, where there was a fireworks show. The bonfire was really big, but they wouldn't let you go near it. 
There were lots of people, especially families, waiting for the fireworks show. And it was so great! One of the prettiest fireworks I've ever seen. Full of different explosions, and stunning to watch. The whole crowd was ooh-ing and aah-ing, because it was such an impressive show. Also a pretty long one, because it lasted almost 25 minutes!
I really enjoyed that night, and will most certainly remember this 5th of November.

Where did you spend Bonfire Night last year?

xx, Misch

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