Saturday, November 6, 2010

Remember Remember the 5th of November.

November 5th, commonly known as Bonfire Night is a big deal here in the UK and last night I had the privilege of attending a very interesting celebration. Every year thousands of people gather in Ottery St Mary to watch the towns people carry tar barrels set on fire throughout the street. Its a tradition that dates back hundreds of years yet everyone gives you a different reason for what started such a strange celebration. Regardless of the origin it was a very memorable night. Here are some pictures and if your interested in seeing more there are tons of different videos on youtube! Also if anyone can tell me more about the origins of tar barrel burning of even the significance of the 5th of November I would love to hear it!!


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