Friday, July 4, 2014

Do the British Celebrate the 4th of July!

Yes! They call it the day we got rid of those dreadful Americans. (Just kidding) Actually, however for them the day Americans enjoy independence from British rule with cookouts and fireworks is just an ordinary day for those over the pond.

For them the equivalent is Guy Fawkes Day on November 5th. It celebrates the overthrow of the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. Guy Fawkes, one of Britain's most notorious traitors, was caught in the cellar of Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. Their plan was to kill the King, the Prince of Wales and the Members of Parliament. He was caught, tortured, and executed. In modern day the event is commemorated every year with bonfires and fireworks.

So just because they live over the pond doesn't mean our charming British cousins miss out on similar yearly

Happy 4th!

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