Guy Fawkes Night – Noche de las hogueras

¡Hola a todos! ¿Qué tal ha ido vuestra semana? Yo, tras la vuelta de mis mini vacaciones, vuelvo con muchas ganas y hoy os traigo un vídeo en el que os hablo de otra celebración que tiene lugar cada año en Escocia: la noche de las hogueras, Guy Fawkes Night o Bonfire Night, como queráis llamarlo 🙂 Así que aquí os dejo el vídeo en el que os lo cuento todo (espero haber ido mejorando en temas de grabación y edición) y nos vemos en el siguiente post 🙂

Hello everyone! How has your week been? I, after my mini holidays, come back with lots of energy and today I’m posting a new video talking about another celebration that takes place every year on the 5th of November in Scotland: Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night. Since the video was recorded in Spanish, I’ll tell you about it in English just bellow the video 🙂 I hope you enjoy the story 🙂

After the torches in Halloween fade away, the torches of bonfire night are lit up in Scotland to celebrate not a victory, but a failure.

In 1605, a group of English catholic rebels conspired to kill the king James VI of Scotland and I of England, born a protestant. They also wanted to kill all the members of the House of Lords, and so they decided to blow up the House of Parliament in London on the 5th of November.

But because they had some spies among them, they caught Guy Fawkes and his helpers while they were preparing for that final act. Guy Fawkes was arrested and publicly judged and executed. One year after, on the 5th of November, the first of many speeches was told to warn everyone of the consequences of standing against the Government.

Since then, a tradition in which children made small ‘guys’ out of wood and fabric started. They were asking for ‘a penny for the guy’, in order to buy some fireworks after. And today we have a parade of torches and bonfires every year. At home, people gather to have supper together, a supper that consists of mashed potatoes and sausages, as well as of toffee apples.

So if you’re visiting Edinburgh in November, you have yet another attraction to attend 🙂

I hope you enjoyed the post and… see you next week!


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