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Subject: Re: POTD 08/11/2009 From: Send MailAlex (Admin) (Admin) Reply

Hi Verna,

Bonfire / Guy Fawkes Night is actually 5th November, but for convenience often takes place at the nearest weekend.

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It celebrates the failure of the gunpowder plot by Guy Fawkes to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605.

Of course you might question why it is recognised in Scotland as the Act of Union between Scotland & England was 1707 ?


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