Bomy Night!

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by southbank63, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. southbank63

    southbank63 New Member

    Happy 'Bomy Night'!

    It's Nov 5th.. bonfire night in uk at least.. fireworks.. bonfires, penny for the guy...toffee apples, cinder toffee, treacle toffees.. lots of noise and an excuse to eat lots of sweet stuff!

  2. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Well Happy Bomy Night to you! [​IMG] So exactly what do you celebrate on Bomy Night? [​IMG]
  3. southbank63

    southbank63 New Member

    The Gunpowder Plot..

    Guy Fawkes and his conspirators were discovered trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament.. early terrorists I suppose...they planted a lot of explosives under the H of P but they were stopped.. Ever since we have celebrated it by building bonfires and putting the 'Guy' on top of it.. then eat lots of nice food watching the guy burn...

    It also coincides with an ancient pre-christian ritual/celebration.. the ending of summer I think.. holding back the darkness of winter with a bonfire.. whatever the origins... it's a great excuse to get rid of loads of rubbish by burning inthe back garden and eating![​IMG]

    ( although with all the fireworks exploding tonight it sounds like The Somme!)

  4. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hey, it's pre-America time so I am okay with the celebration. Still, he fought the Spaniards many times. I'd say he actually helped England more than he hindered them.

    According to Wikepedia, "...Fawkes was ranked 30th in the 2002 list of "100 Greatest Britons", sponsored by the BBC and voted for by the public. He was also included in a list of the 50 greatest people from Yorkshire..."

    All the same, happy burning!


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