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05 November 2011

Bonfire Night!

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Powder, the Treason, the Plot!
I know of no Reason
The Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be Forgot!

  Today is Guy Fawkes' Day, or Bonfire Night, if you prefer. In celebration of the survival of His Majesty King James I against a plot to assassinate him by blowing up the House of Lords, light a bonfire tonight!

  Official celebrations shall, as is customary, be held in Government House Square here in Victoria's Landing. The Viceroy shall give a speech at sundown, to be followed by fireworks and a torchlight parade through the streets, and culminating in the lighting of the bonfire in front of Government House.

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