Monday, November 07, 2005

November 5th - Guy Fawkes Day (Bonfire Night)

[From TCM's Multicultural Calendar...]
Also known as Bonfire Night.

Guy Fawkes was a leader of a group of Catholic men who were plotting to blow up the king and Parliament but were arrested in time. The English and Irish burn bonfires topped by a figure known as "the guy". West Indians from the Bahamas and Barbados celebrate it as well.

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