Here in the UK the dark beginning of November is lightened by fireworks. You might remember hearing something about gunpowder plot and Guy Fawkes at school - in 1605 group of catholics wanted to kill the King James I of England with a modest amount (a roomful) of gunpowder. However, the plotters were caught and executed in a cruel manner.
The date was November 5th. At the time the people of England celebrated the survival of their King and lit bonfires around London - nowadays they do that with big fireworks. We have seen fireworks all week in the area, "first there is a fiuuuh then a big bam and then is fire" says Toddler. In our village a school nearby organised their own fireworks display tonight.
Hot drinks, sweeks, sausages. Light swords, flashing bunny ears and magic wands. Twenty minutes of boom and bang and lights and amazed "ooooh" sounds from the audience. Laughing Toddler. Definitely worth the five pounds.
Tässä paikallisista tavoista ja perinteistä kirjoittaessa oppii muuten aina tosi paljon itsekin. Esimerkiksi en tiennyt, että tämä anonyymeihin hakkereihin nykyisin liitettävä kuva tai naamari juontaakin alunperin juurensa 500 vuoden päähän ja Guy Fawkesiin. Höh, nytpä tiedän senkin.
When writing about the local traditions I always learn a lot myself and this is not an exception. I had no idea that this mask which nowadays is so strongly linked to anonymous hackers is actually based on Guy Fawkes about 500 years ago. Well, now I do.