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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Bonfire night

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    I remember when I was young one person would invite all the families around, with everyone contributing some food & a box of fireworks.
    thats what we did. great times back then and a good community spirit.

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    Default Re: Bonfire night

    All of us residents on our close had a communal fireworks display at the end of the close where more houses were being built

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it. We would annihilate each other

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    In the 70s there used to be a fireworks competition shown on TV on or around Bonfire Night. I think there were displays from different countries. It strikes me now why would overseas countries have displays on Bonfire Night? Australia, New Zealand and Canada I could understand--if they celebrate Bonfire Night at all--but I think they were European countries.

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    Default Re: Bonfire night

    I thought Bonfire Night on the 5th Of November was mostly a British thing, & maybe spread to some other Commonwealth countries.

    Many other countries have firework displays for other important occasions.
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    Default Re: Bonfire night

    I am not sure if Australia, Canada and New Zealand celebrate 5th November, but the programme I recall had displays from european countries and was shown around Bonfire Night. Probably mid-70s. I specifically remember missing it one year as we went to a friend's house to their bonfire.

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    Default Re: Bonfire night

    It's not celebrated here in Australia.

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