Guy Fawkes is a British typical celebration. For more details please read this article taken from The English Blog.
I also recomend you to watch this video to know why British people celebrate the Bonfire night.
Posted by Eva Suárez in Intermedio 1, Intermedio 2 Tags: culture
November 6, 2008 at 00:01
I had already heard about Guy Fawkes in the film “V for Vendetta”. It was a book first, actually.
More info at if you search “shadowgalaxy vendetta” in Google.
It’s an action film, but at least one of its dialogues is amazing, it demonstrates how many words starting with the letter ‘V’ fit in a few lines. You can check it yourself:
Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it’s my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
If you didn’t need a dictionary, congratulations! Ha Ha Ha!
November 5, 2009 at 11:19
It is always good to learn something new everyday, specially when the information is related to history, then it is a way to understand, for instance, the meaning of some current traditions like the Guy Fawkes´. This is the first time that I
November 5, 2009 at 12:28
Thank you for your opinion, Rosa Delia. See you soon!
November 5, 2009 at 13:12
Hi everybody! I had already seen the film “V for Vendetta”, about two years ago, but I didn’t remember that the film was about Guy Fawkes’ story.
I think Bonfire Night celebrations have to be amazing! I woudn’t mind going to this party al least once in my life!
November 5, 2009 at 14:10
Thank you for participating, Víctor. By the way, your comment needs no correction at all. Your written English is very good.
November 5, 2009 at 18:54
Hi!! I´ve never heard about this celebration so I agree with Rosa Delia it´s important to learn new things about other countries and their typical customs. And the video is very clear to understand and very funny.
November 6, 2009 at 17:30
Deborah, next year you could have your own bonfire, now that you know the tradition.
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