Last night our family went to a city-wide carnival and fireworks display commemorating the 5th of November. Guy Fawkes Day is a state holiday that has been observed since Guy Fawkes and his compatriots, part of a sect of Catholicism, failed to assassinate the Protestant King James I of England (aka James IV of Scotland) and blow up Parliament. Though the holiday that we experienced was more about the festivities and fireworks, the historical observance speaks to a contentious history between Protestants and Catholics in Britain.
Our family had a great time going to the Glasgow Green for the fireworks display. It was cold, but clear, which made it the perfect evening for fireworks. And though he was a bit unsure at first, E ended up really enjoying it. It was a great experience enjoying a bit of Glaswegian Culture. Here are a few photos from the evening.