Remember, remember the 5th of November
Gunpowder, treason, and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot!
(My kids have been singing this little ditty for weeks).
Last night we celebrated our first Guy Fawkes night in the UK. We got together with friends and watched the big neighborhood bonfire and fireworks show. We listened to backyard fireworks going off late into the night.
One of the fun things about living overseas is the chance to learn about different holidays and traditions and local culture. This celebration is so uniquely British, and we were glad to join in the fun.
It almost makes up for the fact that Halloween barely exists and, of course, there is no Thanksgiving here. I guess now it's full speed ahead to Christmas!