Halloween & Guy Fawkes

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From:RUSS ALLISON <Allison@cardiff.ac.uk> (by way of histonet)
To:histonet <histonet@magicnet.net>
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O.K., all you guys in the States make a big ball out of halloween -
of pagan origin, if I remember aright.

Well, to day is OUR big day.
We celebrate Guy Fawkes - who FAILED to blow up Parliament - never
quite understood why we celebrate a failure?  Anyway, ever since, on
the 5th November, we have our own pagan festival whereby we all go to
great lengths to show our old hero Guy how he SHOULD have gone about
Hence, this evening we will all light bonfires, eat hot-dogs and down
the occasional amber nectar whist letting off fireworks galore!  The
sky will be lit up with rockets and sparks, people will be full of
bonhomie, firemen will earn overtime, casualty departments will be
full, tomorrow the skin banks will be empty.

Why the hell couldn't Guy Fawkes get it right, then we could
celebrate Halloween and not ever have to worry about 5 November?
Russ Allison, Wales

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