GUY FAWKES AND A WEDDING
6 November 2015 XXXVIII
Guy Fawkes Celebration
On 5 November 2015 XXXVIII, Molossians celebrated our fifth 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 five years ago in Molossia, in recognition of our English roots. In the days prior to the holiday, Molossian citizens gathered in Government House and created their own Guys, to burn in effigy. That done, they assembled in Red Square and built a sizable bonfire, joined by the Miller Family, friends of Molossia. Dinner was bangers and mash, apple crisp dessert and hot apple cider. Then the Guy Fawkes rhyme was recited by the company, after which the Guys were committed to the bonfire, one by one, the President's going in last. The evening was concluded with gentle revelry around the fire until it became coals. A fine time was had by all and we all look forward to next year's Guy Fawkes Night!
Gathered Around the Bonfire, Guys Ready to Go
Guy In The Fire
A Wedding In Molossia
On 6 November 2015 XXXVIII, a very special event took place in Molossia. Commodore Jonathan and Mrs. Kathleen Miller, honorary Molossian citizens and friends of His Excellency, The President and The First Lady, renewed their wedding vows. In a ceremony conducted by The President, the Millers exchanged vows in Red Square, reaffirming their love after five years of marriage. The Millers were visiting Molossia while on vacation, and the Commodore surprised Mrs. Commodore by secretly arranging for the President to marry them again. Our congratulations to the Millers on five years of wedded bliss and we wish them many more happy years to come!
Taking The Vows