Monday, 11 November 2013

The Fifth of November: Lewes Bonfire Night!

Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes Night, is honestly one of the strangest things I've encountered in the UK. 

The parades had a ridiculous amount of people endlessly marching with their torches or as the British call them "fire sticks" (torches in the UK are flashlights...). The bonfire we saw was enormous. The effigies are so odd (the Fracking Dragon was my fave). The fireworks were lovely. There were so many explosions.

Apparently up to 3000 people can be part of the parades... Imagine 3000 people holding fire sticks and walking around a tiny village (permanent population of 18,000)... Ridiculous. 

So these are some pictures from the night. We got there around 6:30 and left about 10/11pm. All in all, a great night with Jessica and Jessica! 

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