Ian (ringbark) wrote,
Ian
ringbark

Remember, remember

Yes, it's that day already. Even in a Catholic city like Wellington, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot is big business. $50,000 or so will in up in smoke tonight to commemorate the failed 1605 plot against the King. In those days, Europeans had not yet discovered New Zealand, while America was still a British colony. The firework display brings a lot of business into the city, but I wonder how many know the background story at all well. Having it in spring causes other problems too, of course: scarcely dark at 9.
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