guy fawkes night........

  1. 'Remember remember the 5th of November
    Gun powder, treason and plot,
    I see no reason
    Why gunpowder treason
    should ever be forgot'

    we dont celebrate thanksgiving here, but its nearly time to break out the fireworks, build the bonfires and make treacle toffee.
    It is 400 years since the plotters tried to blow up the Houses of Parliement and we are still celebrating it! any excuse for a party!!!

    Karen :roll
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Weeeeelll then---- Happy Guy Fawkes Night to all you wonderful folks "across the Pond"!
  4. by   spineCNOR
    Have fun!

    By the way, what is treacle?
  5. by   NurseDennie
    Treacle is like molasses and syrup and sweet sweet sweet. If something is overly sweet, it's treacle-ey.


  6. by   Whisper
    Yeah.. it is nearly bonfire night Yipee!!! I don't think I have or ever will grow out of it.

    I am going to go to a BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG bonfire rally near York (unless I get lost again, like I did last year), and eat lots of parkin, toffee apples and treacle toffee and spiced wine!
    Hope you have a great Night, hopefuly one that is dry.
    I think I really am to old to walk around saying penny for the guy now! which is a shame
    Last edit by Whisper on Oct 22, '02
  7. by   jevans
    its also hubby's 40th so huge celebration for us

    hubby has decided that he would like to be a tim taylor so stadium fireworks oh help ! i am not so sympathetic or suppotive as gill i suppose i am more like al i don't think so

    big boys stil like little boys really
    :roll :roll
  8. by   Whisper
    The bonfire we are going to, we can take one fire work... my dad has bought one the size of a hubcap, which apperntly sets of "over 400 illuminous sparkles"

    I don't think they ever trully grow up
  9. by   donmurray
    We are "celebrating" the failure of a terrorist attempt to destroy our government with explosives, by burning a human effigy of the Roman Catholic hitman. Somehow the meaning has been diluted over time. Happy Guy Fawkes!
  10. by   Whisper
    I don't know, I think that it was one of the few items of British History that most school children will know...
  11. by   aimeee
    Originally posted by Whisper
    I think I really am to old to walk around saying penny for the guy now!
    What does this mean?
  12. by   karenG
    ah thats a poser. we traditionally burn an effigy of poor old guy fawkes on the bonfires. kids used to make 'guys' (usually their kid brother dressed in rags) and ask for pennys for the guy. any said loot was spent on sweets or fireworks!!

    and yes, we have sort of forgotten what we are actually celebrating!

  13. by   CATHYW
    What is parkin? Ya'll have some pretty interesting holidays over there! Always be sure to share with us, so we'll be able to wish you a happy....whatever....!
  14. by   karenG
    parkin- really scrummy. sort of biscuit made with oats- will try and find a recipe.