The gunpowder plot – Guy Fawkes night (5 November)
"Remember, Remember – 5 November, dust, treason, list, there is no reason, that the gunpowder plot would be forgotten. ”
W 1604 r. there was a conspiracy, whose goal was to blow up the London Parliament and kill the king. Lord Monteagle is said to have received a letter on the eve of the attack, in which he was reported of the plot, but the lord's inspection of the cellars found no traces of him. The search resumed at midnight and Guy Fawkes was captured, who was getting ready to set fire.
5 On November, other celebrations are also organized. In Shebbear, Devon, there is a tradition of knocking over "Devil's Stone", which rests under an oak growing in the market. In the evening, when the church bell rings, the townspeople turn the stone, to ensure their peace and prosperity for the coming year.
It's worth choosing for this occasion grape wine, a great fit for the time, when the Beaujolais Competition begins. Connoisseurs take part in the competition, who are fighting to win the first batch of "beaujolais nouveau".