On 5 November 2012 XXXIV, Molossians celebrated our second annual Guy Fawkes Night. Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night, is a popular event in Great Britain, dating back to the foiled Gunpowder Plot of 5 November 1605 when Guy Fawkes and 13 of his cohorts conspired to blow up Parliament and King James I of England. After the plot was uncovered and the conspirators executed, the 5th of November became an official holiday in Great Britain, adopted likewise last year in Molossia, in recognition of our English roots. A few days prior to the holiday, Molossian citizens gathered in Government House and created their own Guys, to burn in effigy. On the evening of 5 November, after a hearty dinner of shepherd's pie, they built a small bonfire in Norton Park, behind Government House. Then the Guy Fawkes rhyme was recited by the company, after which the Guys were committed to the bonfire, one by one, until the President's went in last. The evening was concluded with gentle revelry around the fire until it became coals and the celebrants called it a night. A fine time was had by all and we all look forward to next year's Guy Fawkes Night!
Making The Guys.
The Guys, Ready To Go.