the fifth of November
The gunpowder, treason and plot,
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot
Today is not onyl the day that the United States of America voted Barack Obama the 44th president but also Guy Fawkes Day.
Never heard of that day before? That means you didn’t pay close attention while watching „V for Vendetta“. Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the British Parliament in 1605 but was caught first. Fawkes was hanged, drwan and quartered.
Up till people have bonfires and fireworks in Britain to celebrate the capture of Fawkes and the survival of King James.
Though honestly, during my time in Scotland I got the feeling that the Scots actually celebrate his attempt… that he tried to blow up the Parliament. Aye, the Scots are still going to Independence and it’s their right to do so.
I am gonna miss the bonfires and fireworks tonight… will have some haggies at home instead.