Happy Guy Fawkes Day Alex!!!
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Started by metmike - Nov. 7, 2021, 1:27 p.m.

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This was a big holiday for Alex, being from Great Britain.


By metmike - Nov. 7, 2021, 1:29 p.m.
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Guy Fawkes Day in the United Kingdom(and other holidays in the UK)


By metmike - Nov. 6, 2022, 11:16 a.m.
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Happy Guy Fawkes Day 2022, in memory of Alex!

Disturbing Origin of Bonfire Night & Guy Fawkes Day



This was the first time that I actually listened to the entire story in detail.

The Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Attack Should Be America’s Guy Fawkes Day

That mob should be mocked forever


Remember, remember, the Fifth of November
Gunpowder treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot

Every November 5th for the past four hundred years or so Great Britain has celebrated Guy Fawkes Night with fireworks and bonfires and it looks like it’s a jolly good time.

The night is a celebration of a foiled terrorist plot against King James I in 1605 when a cabal of Catholic fanatics tried to blow up the crown. Eight of thirteen of these conspirators were executed, including the infamous Guy Fawkes, who was in charge of the 36 barrels of gunpowder that was meant to be ignited underneath Westminister Palace, killing the entire House of Lords.

The plot failed. Miserably. These wannabe assassins thought they were fighting for religious freedom but ended up dying messily: hanged, torn apart, and gutted. The Catholics of the United Kingdom would have to wait until 1829 to be emancipated.

But if being killed isn’t bad enough, Guy Fawkes became the face of what is now known as the Gunpowder Plot. And in January of 1606, Parliament declared that November 5th was a day of celebration. Once a year all of Blighty fondly remembers that time Guy Fawkes and his mates cocked it all up.


How the January 6th Treason Plot Recalls the Gunpowder Treason Plot


Readers respond: Call it ‘Insurrection Day’


By metmike - Nov. 6, 2022, 11:58 a.m.
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I love this idea to celebrate the defeated attempt of Donald Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election/commit treason.

Instead of using it for political agenda and pretending it means we're about to lose our democracy, we should celebrate the resounding defeat of this attempt to overthrow the results of a presidential election. 

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November
Gunpowder treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot

Infamy, infamy, the sixth of January

Trump's treasonous plot

I see no reason why Trump's treason

Should ever be forgot


By metmike - Nov. 6, 2022, 12:02 p.m.
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Guy Fawkes Night: What those fireworks and bonfires are all about

Francesca Street, CNN • Published 5th November 2022


LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06: Crowds watch a firework display as part of bonfire night celebrations at Alexandra Palace with a view of the city of London in the distance on November 6, 2021 in London, England. In 1605, a group of persecuted Roman Catholic activists, including Guy Fawkes, attempted to to blow up the Palace of Westminster and assassinate the Protestant English King James I. Over 400 years later, people across the United Kingdom gather around bonfires and watch fireworks displays to mark the failure of the plot. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)



      Guy Fawkes Night - Fireworks - London 5th November