"Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot."
Today is the 5th of November, known as Guy Fawkes Day in Britain! It is a holiday to celebrate the failed assassination attempt of King James I. If you have seen ‘V for Vendetta’, then you will have some idea of what I am talking about.
The (old) photos above are from the Guy Fawkes festivities I attended with my classmates. A guy with a torch ran up to the pile of wood (crowd was cheering!) and everyone watched as it went up in flames. Afterwards, there were fireworks!