Monday, November 5, 2012

Remember, Remember...

Today, is one of these days that are marked in the British Calendar as a celebration date. Fire is the main element to remember; that´s all about… but, remember what?

Let´s going to have a look to Wikipedia to know a little bit more about the story of a man called Guy Fawkes…

“Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure”.
The earliest recorded rhyme, is dated in 1742, is reproduced below alongside one bearing similarities to most Guy Fawkes Night ditties, recorded in 1903 at Charlton on Otmoor:

Don't you Remember,
The Fifth of November,
'Twas Gunpowder Treason Day,
I let off my gun,
And made'em all run.
And Stole all their Bonfire away. (1742)

 The fifth of November, since I can remember,
Was Guy Faux, Poke him in the eye,
Shove him up the chimney-pot, and there let him die.
A stick and a stake, for King George's sake,
If you don't give me one, I'll take two,
The better for me, and the worse for you,
Ricket-a-racket your hedges shall go. (1903)

* Extract taken from Wikipedia. For more info click here.   

Hoy, es uno de esos días marcados en el calendario del Reino Unido como una fecha para celebrar. EL fuego es el principal elemento para recordar… pero ¿recordar qué? 

Vamos a echar un vistazo a Wikipedia para conocer un poco más sobre la historia de un hombre llamado Guy Fawkes…

“La Noche de Guy Fawkes (en inglés: Guy Fawkes Night, también conocida en inglés como Bonfire Night, (la noche de las hogueras), Cracker Night o Fireworks Night (la noche de los fuegos artificiales) es una celebración que se realiza principalmente en el Reino Unido la noche del 5 de noviembre, para conmemorar el fracaso del atentado del 5 de noviembre de 1605, conocido como la conspiración de la pólvora, con el que una facción de católicos, entre los que se encontraba Guy Fawkes, intentaron destruir el Palacio de Westminster, la sede del parlamento en Londres”.

*Extracto procedente de Wikipedia. Para más información, hacer click aquí.

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