British bonfire night - Guy Fawkes
year on the Saturday closest to the 5th of November, the British International
School Stavanger (BISS) hosts a bonfire and fireworks display at Vaulen,
beside the fjord in south Stavanger.
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British tradition of having a bonfire and fireworks on 5th November stems
from the "Gunpowder Plot" to blow up King James the First of England
and his parliament in 1605. |
The religious strife that caused this 400 years ago is long forgotten, but poor Guy Fawkes - who was one of the main conspirators and a soldier with explosives expertise - is still burnt in effigy on bonfires across Britain - and beyond - each November 5th.
Is this because we are still outraged at the attempt to blow up parliament? - or just because it is a great event for young and old.
When : Saturday 6 November 2010
Where : Vaulen, south Stavanger
Website : www.biss.no
Distance from Stavanger: 6 km
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Very popular. Hot dogs, sparklers, glow-in-the-dark necklaces, playing in the dark and fireworks too - heaven.
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