Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Happy Guy Fawkes Day

Taking a break from all the election news around the world, and a break from our look at all the Disney parks, today is a special day here in the UK. While it's not a national holiday, as such, today - November 5th - is Guy Fawkes Day or Bonfire night.

Celebrating the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot, in which Guy Fawkes and several others tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament, it is a night where the skies of the United Kingdom are filled with fireworks. There are many organised displays up and down the country, and many places have bonfires, which traditionally would have a 'Guy' is thrown upon it. Don't worry folks, it would just be a dummy.


All the fireworks going on outside my home tonight remind me of all the different Disney theme park fireworks displays there have been over the years. And a good excuse to share a lovely photo of Illuminations with you, too.


-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

Enjoy the displays!

MainstreetMom said...

Thanks for the explanation of the holiday. Somehow, I never quite got it. Enjoy!!! Fireworks are awesome.

Brett said...

Fireworks Year Round :) !