27 October 2011


Every night for the past few nights there have been fireworks going off around our house. I can't see any lights; just hear constant loud explosions coming from all sides. Simon and I thought maybe the fireworks were for Guy Fawkes Day - which isn't until Nov 5th - and is a night where towns have bonfires where they burn Guy Fawkes in effigy (a dude who tried to blow up Parliament in 1605) as well as effigies of unpopular famous people. It used to be some sort of anti-Catholic holiday. But someone told me today that the fireworks are for Eid al-Adha - a Muslim holiday that has to do with Abraham almost sacrificing his son.

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