As someone born in Great Britain, but now a certified citizen of these United States, the 4th of July is an established part of psyche.
But memories of my childhood include the celebration of Guy Fawkes Day. This event celebrates the day that Guy Fawkes, in 1605, attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. The objective was to rid the country of the King and establish instead a Catholic monarchy in England.
To this day, some in Britain celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, and the survival of the King, with bonfires and fireworks.
I’ll be back on Monday, July 8th. Have a great weekend!