6 November 2020 XLIII
Khamsin Molossia News

The first week of November is replete with Molossian holidays. First up was Día de Muertos or the Day of the Dead, celebrating departed Molossian family members. On 1 November Molossians gathered in Government House for a family remembrance, including food, stories and a "virtual" ofrenda, showing pictures of the departed on the television in the main room. Molossia is a family nation, and we strive to not forget those who have passed on. It was wonderful to trade stories and remember the deceased, never forgetting the wonderful people that they were.

Molossia's Virtual Ofrenda.

2 November marked the 37th anniversary of the War with East Germany. Although no celebrations were held, considering that the war continues unabated, it still bore remembering that our struggle against the Communist aggressors goes on with no end in sight, although we are certain that someday Molossia will prevail in the struggle.

On 5 November Molossians celebrated our 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 a few years ago in Molossia, in recognition of our English roots. Prior to the holiday, Molossian citizens gathered in Government House and created their own Guys, to burn in effigy, including a large Guy and several small ones. That done, on the 5th of November the bonfire in Red Square was lit and Molossians gathered for the evening festivities. Dinner was bangers and mash, Molossian style, accompanied by hot apple cider and apples dipped in caramel. 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 and the celebrants dispersed. A fine time was had by all and we all look forward to next year's Guy Fawkes Night!

The Many Guys
of Molossia

Guys Ready

Guy in
the Fire

The President's
Guy Goes In

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