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Battle of the fireworks in London!

Guy Fawkes, dressed to kill!

Sister-in-law and I with Diwali lamps

Today is Guy Fawkes night and Diwali. First time since 1972 has these two coincided. Both are celebrated with fireworks at night. London is where the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 took place for which Guy Fawkes was partly found guilty.  He was found a traitor and received a sentence to be hung, drawn and quartered! Conversely, Diwali is celebrated by Hindus to mark the return of Lord Rama from a 14 year exile. His villagers – in welcoming him back – used little earthernware lamps and ancient fireworks to light his way into the village.

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