This week's subject for the Friday My Town Shoot-out is Fireworks - chosen by the Town Blogger Team. The USA celebrates 4th July with fireworks but ‘Bonfire Night’ – November 5th - is the main UK night for fireworks. A few are also let of at New Year and special events.
November 5th celebrates the attempt by Guy Fawkes and others to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 – complete with king James I who was in the process of the annual ceremony opening Parliament. Despite the fact that a lot of us might be tempted to do the same to some of our modern politicians, Guy Fawkes was seen as the baddy and the bonfires were created to burn an effigy of Guy Fawkes.
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