Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night, Cracker Night, Fireworks Night, Bommy Night) is an annual celebration on the evening of the 5th of November. It celebrates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of the 5th of November, 1605 in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, were alleged to be attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London, England.It is primarily marked in the United Kingdom where it was compulsory, by fiat, to celebrate the deliverance of the King until 1859, but also in former British colonies including New Zealand, Newfoundland, and parts of the British Caribbean. Bonfire Night was celebrated in Australia until the mid to late 1970's, when sale and public use of fireworks was made illegal and the celebration was effectively abolished. It is also celebrated in the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. Festivities are centred on the use of fireworks and the lighting of bonfires.
Guy Fawkes was to have tried to blow up Parliment when the Stuart King was present. A Stuart King would be killed by the English and another forced from the nation.
The particular popular myth is called the Gunpower Plot. Guy Fawkes wanted to kill the king and his family by blowing them up. Something like an Al Qaeda attempt of today.
And the English celebrate by setting off fireworks like mad. This is very paradoxical, but can be explain that the mass is accepting the King and Government by showing that it too can enact violence. Sometimes turned against Catholics, sometimes Jacobites, sometimes immegrants from Poland.
The mass of Britian claims that they are Guy Fawkes themselves. That they embrace anarchy. Britian has no Constitution; it is a true that goes on between the Monarchy, the powerful and the mass. It is an armed truce symbolically, on Guy Fawkes night the mass shows its potential fire power.
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