Aujourd’hui, nous vous partageons ce petit article de notre professeur d’anglais, qui nous explique, in english of course, ce qu’est le GUY FAWKES DAY fêté aujourd’hui en Grande-Bretagne !
 
GUY FAWKES DAY
 
Guy Fawkes Day (5 November 1605).
 
On 5 November 1605, a group of Catholics tried to blow up Parliament (and King James 1 who was in it).
 
Their leader was called Guy Fawkes.
 
They were discovered and executed – but Parliament said that every year on the 5th November people should remember the day when Members of Parliament were saved from a horrible death… and they have remembered (but more for fun, than the treason !)
 
Every year since then, English people have celebrated the occasion with bonfires and fireworks.
 
The tradition used to start from early October, you could see children standing at the side of the road with figures made of sacks and straw and dressed in old clothes.
 
They used to say ‘Penny for the Guy’, and with the money collected, they bought fireworks.
 
Now it’s probably the parents who buy the fireworks, or perhaps the children with their pocket money !
 
On November 5th the ‘guys’ are put on top of the bonfire and burnt.
To blow up faire sauter
Bonfire feu de joie
Fireworks feux d’artifice
Figure pantin
Straw paille
 
Sometimes we also have a party outside while we watch the fireworks. We drink mulled wine, cider, beer or wine. We eat hot soup, ‘sausages and mash’, often with a spicy sauce, or baked potatoes cooked in the fire. Sometimes we have a barbecue.
 
Usually there are also large organised bonfires, and fireworks like 14 July……….but this year it will only be possible to have small family celebrations in the garden, because of confinement !
 
REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER
THE GUNPOWDER TREASON AND PLOT
I SEE NO REASON, WHY GUNPOWDER TREASON
SHOULD EVER BE FORGOT!

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