Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
the Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent to blow up King and Parliament.
Three score barrels were laid below to prove old England's overthrow;
By God's mercy he was catch'd with a dark lantern and lighted match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, not the leader as most people now believe, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the Palace of Westminster (The Houses of Parliament). Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure. It has since been proved that had the gunpowder been lit, about a third of London would have been lost, but would have made very little political difference.
Every year since then, bonfires are lit all across the UK, and fireworks lit. We also have parties, with any hot food that can be easily eaten outside on a cold November night. Any excuse for a party right .
That's your history lesson, now for your challenge.
As a huge number of people will be having a celebration tonight, your challenge today is to scrap any outdoor Celebration, party, social gathering, you get the idea. You don't have to include bonfires or fireworks, unless you want to.
Post your layouts in General Message Board Challenges gallery, and post a link back in this thread, so we can all ooh and arr over your layout.