9 November 2021 XLIV
Khamsin Molossia News

On 8 November 2021 XLII, Molossians celebrated our eleventh 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. That done, on the 8th of November, delayed by winds and weather for three days, the bonfire in Red Square was lit and Molossians gathered for the evening festivities. Dinner was shepherd's pie, accompanied by hot apple cider and hot chocolate. Dessert was s'mores, departing from the usual caramel apples. 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!

Lily Gets
A Guy


Guy In
The Fire

Hot Head

The President's
Goes In

Last Guy

The Many Guys of Molossia

Around the Bonfire

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