Monday, 5 November 2012

Guy Fawkes Night

The Gunpowder Plot was a conspiracy to kill King James I, as well as the Members of the House of Lords and Commons at the re-opening of Parliament. It was devised by a group of Catholics in protest against the anti-Catholic laws that were being introduced by the King.
These days, on November 5th, children all over England celebrate Guy Fawkes Night by building huge bonfires and lighting fireworks. It’s a family tradition and an occasion to eat potatoes baked by the flames and eat charred sausages. There is always a ‘guy’ on top of the fire; a guy is an effigy (model) of Guy Fawkes, dressed in the clothes of the 17th century.
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