The thoughts, travels and tribulations of a recent graduate about to embark on the big bad world.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Autumn Bucket List #4 - Do Bonfire Night Properly

Bonfire Night is a tradition that dates back to 1605 (see my earlier post here!)

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK so in a way Bonfire Night is the last hurdle before we get excited for Christmas. 
Being away at uni meant that we couldn't properly celebrate Bonfire Night (they aren't a huge fan on bonfires and fireworks in the city centre - for obvious reasons) so this year, I wanted to do it properly.

On Sunday evening, we all wrapped up with scarves and hats and gloves (which made me cry a little inside - summer, I miss you!) and went to see the bonfire. 


It was almost as fun watching the children run around excitedly, waving sparklers. That was always my favourite bit!! 

After the bonfire had been lit - and poor Guy Fawkes was suitably singed - the fireworks began!


There is something so magical about fireworks. I have always been absolutely enchanted by them. In true British fashion, every time an especially large firework went off somebody would exclaim 'that's the big one!' and the rest of the crowd would make suitable 'ooh' and 'aah' sounds.


A photo hardly does it justice but take my word for it...it was fabulous.

We finished off the evening in the best way we know how - heading home for a roast dinner. Most definitely a successful Bonfire Night!

How did you celebrate?





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