Nov 5, 2009

It's the 5th of November

I can't believe I almost forgot! In case you didn't know, there is an old saying that comes around once a year and it goes like this:
Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
It is on this day in 1605 that Guy Fawkes, along with other Catholic conspirators, attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament with the King and other primary figures in it. They obviously did not succeed and were caught, tortured, and executed.

The foiled plot is traditionally celebrated with bonfires and fireworks in the United Kingdom and some of their former colonies. The "holiday" found a new following in 2005 with the release of a film adaption of the graphic novel V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. The main character in the story follows in Guy Fawkes' footsteps, even wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, and attempts to blow up the Houses of Parliament. A wonderful movie for those who enjoy books like The Hunger Games and Winter's End. So enjoy the day!

Guy Fawkes Mask


Lily Child said...

Interesting! Thanks for the info! :)

Cindy said...

I'm a follower now!