Good morning, friends!
Today’s prompt is:
November 5, 2013
Today in the UK it is Guy Fawkes night (or Bonfire night). Do you like this day? How do you feel about fireworks?
Remember Remember the 5th November,
The gunpowder, treason & plot.
I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.
The history of Guy Fawkes Night does make me somewhat uneasy I must confess. Living in Glasgow with the rivalries between Rangers & Celtic, Protestant & Catholic, Nationalist & Republican – it opens your eyes. I didn’t know about Guy Fawkes night being a traditionally Anti-Catholic event until a few years ago although I think now, that meaning has passed. Would you agree?
Anyway. Bonfire night has always, always been my favourite night of the year. My Mum wouldn’t let us go out guising for Hallowe’en when we were wee because she said it was just begging, so 5th November was our (delayed) fun. I can remember going with my Dad to the rugby club up the road, sitting on a hill and just enjoying the bright lights and big bangs.
As soon as I found out that there’s a massive fireworks show on Glasgow Green every year, that was where we started going. Every year since then, we’ve been there and I love that it’s become our little family tradition. Tonight I am drumming with SheBoom in George Square at 5.30pm as part of a National Anti-Austerity demonstration before heading off to see the bangbangs with my babies.
I assume everyone in the world has seen this (totally fake but hilarious) Glasgow Fireworks video..?
If you’re out tonight, be safe and have fun!
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