domingo, 6 de noviembre de 2016



This celebration is also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire and Firework night. It is commemorated on 5th November. Its history began with the events of 5th November 1605 when Guy Fawkes, a member of a catholic plot against King James the I “The Gunpowder Plot”, tried to kill the King. Celebrating the fact that he had survived people lit bonfires around London. This is the tradition which continues nowadays. Read the following rhyme:
Remember, remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent
To blow up the King and the Parliament
Three score barrels of powder below
Poor old England to overthrow
By God's providence he was catched
With a dark lantern and burning match
Holloa boys, holloa boys
God save the King!

Hip hip hooray!
Hip hip hooray!



A penny loaf to feed ol' Pope
A farthing cheese to choke him
A pint of beer to rinse it down
A faggot of sticks to burn him
Burn him in a tub of tar
Burn him like a blazing star
Burn his body from his head
Then we'll say ol' Pope is dead.
Hip hip hooray!
Hip hip hooray!


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