when i was a child i used to watch the fireworks from afar at my bedroom window. All while hearing a healthy dose of how it was a sinster pagan filled ritual!... but i secrectly always wanted to be there.
I'm happy to say i just attended my 2nd bonfire night in two years! I love it! i've even written my name in sparklers! I've cooed, oooohed and ahhhed with everyone else in the chilly night air.
Its my favorite time of year and i normaly wait two weeks now and then put up the xmas lights.
... For those of you who don't know: bonfire night is a traditional british celebration on the 5th of November. Its half a exhuse to let off a ton of fireworks and have a huge fire. the other half of the reason is to celebrate that several centeries ago a cathloic terrorist did not mange to blow up the houses of paraliment and the king! For this reason we also make up a "guy" a man shaped dummy in the form of the terrorist guy falkes and we put this on top of the bonfire and burn it! Sounds odd i know but then most nations celebrations are really.But its really just an exhuse to have a great time.
Do you now attend?