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Guy Fawkes Day

Bonfire, fireworks, carnival rides, food, and friends: what better way is there to celebrate the 5th of November than the British way?  It was a great way to take a break from the rather busy term week and just celebrate a holiday that doesn’t exist in the states.  With friends, I walked out to the park where the festivities were being held, then enjoyed the wonderful evening air socializing and making new friends until it was time.  Then, after the sun had set, the effigy was lit, turning into a rather spectacular bonfire as the background was lit by fireworks.  After the fun and games were done, a couple of us walked back into town to a pub where we enjoyed warming up with some delicious mulled cider and more excellent conversation.  It was a nice, laid back evening, and I could not have asked for anything better.  After all, there is not really a better way to remember the 5th of November, is there?

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