Remember, Remember, The 5th of November

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage MD RE License 579412

Remember, Remember, The 5th of November

I lived in England for five years while I went to graduate school and my eldest son, Ryan, was born there.  We embraced the culture there and to this day we still celebrate things that are part of our heritage.  

November 5 will forever be celebrated as Guy Fawkes Day and Bonfire night and Fireworks Night!  Its history dates back to November 5, 1605, when Guy Fawkes, who was a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives that the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords.  The Catholic Plotters had planned to assassinate King James I and his parliament.  To celebrate the survival of King James I the people lit bonfires around London.  Some months later it was mandated that the day be observed as a public day of thanksgiving for the failure of the plot.  

In modern times Guy Fawkes Day is often celebrated with an effigy of Guy Fawkes burned in a fire, and marshmallows roasted and there are many public celebrations.  We lived on Hartlepool Close in Manchester and there was a public park at the bottom of our street, everyone from the neighborhood gathered there with firewood, sparklers, and fireworks to celebrate.  

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June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

Comments (6)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’ve heard it’s called revenge of the sex but I think that’s for Star Wars lol. But it sounded pretty cool in my head

Nov 04, 2022 10:40 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I think I meant to say revenge of the fifth but that’s still a Star Wars reckless that may not apply here. :

Nov 04, 2022 10:46 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning June -  I love learning about other national traditions.  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 05, 2022 03:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello June - thank you for sharing your six-degrees-of-separation story (with greater distance) in this post.  Coincidentally, a week ago during a discussion about Halloween, I was in a group where some were originally from England. Each of them had more memories of Guy Fawkes Day rather than October 31.   

Nov 05, 2022 04:36 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How interesting. I didn't know about this and will count this as my new knowledge learned for today. Hopefully I'll learn more since it's only 6am.

Nov 05, 2022 04:58 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning June,

I really appreciate you sharing a tradition called Guy Fawkes Day in England. fascinating story and I learned something new today.

Nov 05, 2022 05:28 AM