On November 5th the English celebrate Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes day. According to http://www.bonfirenight.net, Guy Fawkes was England's greatest traitor and is famous for trying to blow up parliament. Bonfire night is celebrated by burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire and lighting off fireworks.
This year we went with a group of friends to the racecourse in Worcester to watch the blaze and fireworks.
Sadly, we missed the lighting of the bonfire and burning of Guy Fawkes.
But that's because we stopped at the chippy first.