On New Years

New years. St valentine’s day. Pancake day. Easter eggs. May is here. Ghosts and witches. Guy fawkes night. Christmas. Literature. At easter time, the british celebrate the idea of new birth by giving each other chocolate easter eggs which are opened and eaten on easter sunday. On good friday bakers sell hot cross buns, which are toasted and eaten with butter. Easter monday is a holiday and many people travel to the seaside for the day or go and watch one of the many sporting events, such as football or horse - racing. In 1605 King James I was on the throne. As a Protestant, he was very unpopular with Roman Catholics. Some of them planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament on 5th November of that year, when the King was going to open Parliament. Under the House of Lords they had stored thirty - six barrels of gun powder, which were to be exploded by a man called Guy Fawkes. However one of the plotters spoke about these plans and Fawkes was discovered, arrested and later hanged. Since that day the British traditionally celebrate 5th November by burning a dummy, made of straw and old clothes, on a bonfire, whilst at the same time letting off fireworks.
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