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Guy Fawkes Night

I loathe Guy Fawkes Night. It's illegal here to let off fireworks except at organised events, but so many people take no notice. It's a fearful night for animals, with many terrified and going missing. I'm anxious the whole time. Cliffie went off on his nightly jaunt before I could shut him inside.

I think it's daft to commemorate it here in South Africa where very few people have any idea what it's about. I wonder if it's still commemorated in other Commonwealth countries?

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crew4
Nov. 7th, 2014 10:08 am (UTC)
We celebrate Guy Fawkes here every year. There's a few that want to ban the sale of fireworks though. Actually, we set off some here tonight. The kids were so excited it was awesome. We just make sure our cat is inside.
karen9
Nov. 7th, 2014 06:18 pm (UTC)
I suppose it's also celebrated in Australia?

We used to set a few off when we were kids; I liked sparklers mostly, but hated crackers. You are responsible people though; here people literally let off fireworks in the streets without taking any care and deliberately frighten or hurt animals, as well as people by accident.

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