For those of you who don’t live in the UK, tonight is Bonfire night, or Guy Fawkes night. And what happens tonight?
Fires, fireworks and sirens. And some faces and fingers blown off.
The Bonfire night tradition goes back to some time I can’t remember and involved a terrorist named Guy Fawkes who decided to blow up the Houses of Parliment and the British Government. And failed. And was then hung, drawn and quartered.
So we build fires in his memory, burn dolls of him on these fires, and set off fireworks all night long. For no reason whatsoever!
So, to make sure all of you have a safe Bonfire night, or whatever holiday you choose to set fires and fireworks off in your country, please listen to Fireman Sam and follow his every instruction or to quote Armageddon ‘Your wife will be opening your ketchup bottles for the rest of your life’!
There is also a video after Sam, but watch Sam first, no cheating, featuring some of the damage and fun that can be had with fireworks!