Sunday, 7 November 2010


Every year on November 5th & that week's weekend, we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night.  I got this from wikipedia to explain it to you.

"Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night, is an annual celebration held primarily in Great Britain, on or about the evening of 5 November. Festivities are centred on the use of fireworks and the lighting of bonfires. Some British Overseas Territories and parts of the Commonwealth continue to celebrate the occasion owing to their links to the United Kingdom.
Historically, the celebrations commemorate the anniversary of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 5 November 1605. The date was made a public holiday in England by the Observance of 5th November Act 1605, also known as the "Thanksgiving Act", which was repealed in 1859."

So that's what we went to tonight. I took a little video to share with you.  It is held at the local Park in our city & some 20000 people come to it each year.  There is a fun fair, food stands, hot drinks, beer & mulled wine & the local radio come & play live music.  The HUGE fire is lit & then the fireworks start & they go on for at least half an hour.  For most people the Holidays season officially begins now :)
Hope you like the video. 
will be uploading some photos of the wreath soon, meanwhile you can enjoy the video ;)



  1. How nice to have something to celebrate in otherwise dreary November!

  2. Lily that is wonderful! I love it!

    Will you link up again on my blog? I thought I had the right one with the pictures but it wasn't. Thank you!! HUGS

  3. That looks fun! My Mum is from England and she has told me all about Guy Fawkes night. I can see she wasn't exaggerating-it looks fun!

    Best wishes,

  4. How lovely. I like any excuse for a fireworks display! Interesting history, too.

  5. Hi Lily,
    Hope all is well with you, as you haven't posted in recent days. Just want to send my regards...