Guy Fawkes Day

Firework display at Newport, Essex in the United Kingdom. Hand-held and taken from my balcony, half-a-mile away.

Firework display at Newport, Essex in the United Kingdom. Hand-held and taken from my balcony, half-a-mile away.

Today is Guy Fawkes day, a day when fireworks and bonfires are lit all around the country in the United Kingdom. I plan to watch our local village display on the balcony at the back of our house; that is if it is not cancelled sue to the rain which has been pouring down all afternoon.

Today – is Guy Fawkes (1570-1606) was also known by the name of Guido Fawkes. He adopted this name when he fought for the Spanish. He was also a member of a group of provincial English Catholics, who planned the Gunpowder Plot to assassinate King James and blow up the Houses of Parliament on 5 November1605; it failed. His effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, accompanied by a firework display.

The Weather – It has been wet, dull and cold today. The temperature at noon was thirteen degrees Celsius. It rained more heavily during the afternoon.

There are no family birthdays today.

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