Bonfire night?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Chael:  What’s bonfire night?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Chael:  Ok, I know of Guy Fawkes night.  There are a few people here who celebrate it, but it’s not big enough for me to really remember it.

I have heard the rhyme though, I only know parts of it.

Remember, remember, the 5th of November…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@Chael:  I kind of wish I lived in the UK just so I could celebrate this. I mean, who DOESN’T secretly want to burn a scarecrow at the stake?!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m bang slap in the middle of the Lewes Bonfire celebrations as i have been since childhood. I’ll be wearing English Civil War costume in the 2nd Pioneer ranks of my Bonfire Society and I am so excited as Tuesday gets ever nearer. It’s bigger than Christmas here! All my family are in Bonfire and my youngest son marched at the age of 2.

Interestingly, one of the pictures you’ve posted was taken by me as I also have to double up as an official photographer as well as Drum Major!

Here’s my Bonfire Society on our last procession through the town last 5th November.

There’s nowhere better to be than Lewes on the 5th November but for all that, we like to keep it a tad mysterious and certainly, most people outside of bonfire will never really understand it.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

@Steampunkbride:  @Chael:  We don;t celebrate Guy Fawkes night here in Australia but a few expats and backpackers will let off some fire crackers to celebrate.

But coincidently this year your celebration falls on Melbourne Cup day so I am sure that there will a bit of partying going on by the English backpackers.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Awww this makes me miss living at home with my parents! (that’s like the weirdest sentence I’ve ever typed – I never feel that way!) Lol.  They’re from England and Scotland (we live in California) so we always celebrated when I was a kid!! Maybe I’ll try to make DH celebrate this year, although he might think its a bit odd 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@Chael:  +1

@Steampunkbride:  I would be that one jerk who would dress up like Guy Fawkes. Probably a good thing that I don’t live in the UK. Lol!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Chael:  My grandparents once decided they wanted to pack bags and move to the UK although they only stayed for three years before coming back home. While there they celebrated the holiday and enjoyed it but when they came back to the states the tradition just didn’t continue. All of us are American born so I guess it makes sense that following up on the experience didn’t happen. It looks like fun though! 

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