I hooked up on Friday with a group of people who are doing the NaNoWriMo thing this year in Edinburgh. It was a lot of fun, but my favorite part was having a bunch of native Scottish people in a room together than I could quiz about Bonfire Night.
I know nothing about it, except that it happens on November 5th, and I only know that because my guidebook told me.
So, what did I learn?
Let's see... "Remember, Remember, the fifth of November", when someone (Guy Fawkes) tried to kill the king, and he failed, and there was much angsting and he was killed. So now, every November 5th (and for several days before and afterwards), there are fireworks and stuff to either "Be happy that he failed to kill the King!" or "Celebrate that he was brave enough to make the attempt."
It was strongly suggested I find a good place to stand and watch the chaos, and I'm quite looking forward to it. Expect photos, unless I'm lit on fire, in which case... um.... less photos, I'd think.