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For almost 400 years, bonfires have burned on November 5th to mark the failed Gunpowder Plot.
The tradition of Guy Fawkes-related bonfires actually began the very same year as the failed coup. The Plot was foiled in the night between the 4th and 5th of November 1605. Already on the 5th, agitated Londoners who knew little more than that their King had been saved, joyfully lit bonfires in thanksgiving. As years progressed, however, the ritual became more elaborated
Originally posted by Pisky
And don't forget your Tony Blair figure to burn in effigy
Originally posted by Bluelady
English with that wonderful dry wit, that nobody over here understands....
Originally posted by UK Wizard
Nobody understand us English people