Originally Posted by MrB
USA does not celebrate Nov 5th ,bonfire night, (was originally the end of the pagan year) as the event celebrates an unsuccesful attempt to blow up the british parliment... USA prefers to celebrate success and do so on July 4th when they successfully kicked us out.
Why do we a celebrate failure?
LOL July is also a much better time to stand outside watching fireworks! After 22 years in the UK I still struggle with finding any enjoyment in standing in cold rain in a muddy field watching a bonfire or fireworks.
I made a real effort when my oldest DD was 5. I couldn't really explain why the Scouts had built an effigy of Cliff Richard and his Summer Holiday Bus and set them on fire! She was terrified and I felt abit disturbed as we were on the grounds of a Catholic Church.
Have to agree that most Americans will have never hear of Bonfire Night.