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Saturday, November 05, 2005

 

Taurids for Guy Fawkes Night

Tonight (Saturday Nov 5) is Guy Fawkes Night. This celebrates the attempt of the Said Mr Fawkes to blow up the British Houses of parliament. This is usually celebrated with bonfires and fireworks. It was celebrated at one stage in Australia, but as November 5 is close to our Summer and bushfire season, fireworks were banned (as as the whole reason for Guy Fawkes night was fireworks, it rapidly passed out of folk memory). However, the sky might put on its own fireworks for us, in the form of Taurid fireballs. If you are out looking at Mars, send a bit of time looking out for meteors as well.

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This celebrates the attempt of the Said Mr Fawkes to blow up the British Houses of parliament.

Generally it's seen as a "celebration" of the plot being discovered and stopped (although, in some parts of the country there's a little more to it than that).
 
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