Do You Celebrate Halloween?
Approximately 12-years ago, here in the U.K. we didn’t really celebrate Halloween at all. It remained “an American custom”. However, it has gradually been adopted and is now a BIG part of October.
In 5-days time we celebrate Guy Fawkes who attempted to blow up our Houses of Parliament in 1605. Now, in 2019, with the Brexit fiasco still going on (nearly 4-years after the referendum), many people probably wish he had succeeded! However, this is not a political Blog! It’s just an observation. 😉
On the 5th of November, there are massive firework displays that follow the traditional lighting of a large bonfire, adorned with the effigy of Guy Fawkes at its peak. Guy Fawkes night is more commonly referred to as Fireworks or Bonfire night and marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot organized by Catholic conspirators. It is known in our history as the “Gunpowder Plot”. This is because Guy Fawkes, along with a group of other conspirators were discovered in the cellar of the Parliament building around Midnight on November 4th with many barrels of gunpowder which they had transported by boat along the River Thames. They were all tried and executed for treason.
Bonfire night still remains the United Kingdom’s primary Autumnal festival. Children used to shout “A penny for the Guy” while standing on street corners with a paper stuffed pair of trousers and coat held together with string and topped with a head, mask, and a flat-cap. (The “Guy”)
These days collecting has swapped from pennies in November to sweets in October and the air has been filled tonight with children calling “Trick or Treat”.
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Have you written anything on your Blog for Halloween?
Holidays and times of celebration are always a good reason to write content for your Blog.
Let us know what you did for Halloween in the comments below.