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Old 06.11.2009, 00:39
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

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Now this sounds like fun could not just change the poster for Minarets have Guy Fawkes on it with Union Jack as the flag

Just joking before anyone gets the hump!
The bonfire societies in Sussex poke fun at any newsworthy subject. This has got them into trouble in the past. Burning an effigy of a Gypsy Caravan was not considered by many to be in good taste. Story

This years theme in Hastings was 'Greedy Pig Virus'

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Old 11.11.2009, 11:49
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

I think of Bonfire Night (5/11) as a bit like the celebration the US would have every 9/11 if the terrorists had been foiled, with Bin Laden atop the bonfire. Fortunately Guy Fawkes was foiled, hence the celebration. Interestingly the Palace of Westminster that Guy Fawkes attempted to destroy does now have two principal towers, Victoria Tower and the Clock Tower (which houses Big Ben).
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

Hi, i know im late but to maybe remember for next year.
The fish inn in zwingen near basel( a very british pub with fish and chips!) has bonfire night everyyear. They burn the guy and let off fireworks and cook parliment stew....
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

Is anyone aware of a Bonfire night type event in CH this year? (2010) Even a simple bonfire (and maybe sparklers) would do!
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Is anyone aware of a Bonfire night type event in CH this year? (2010) Even a simple bonfire (and maybe sparklers) would do!

'fraid it's a bit out of your area but "Jim's" always has a big bonfire night party.. complete with massive bonfire

http://www.jims-british-market.com/index.html

( nothing on his site about it yet tho )
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

http://www.jims-british-market.com/guyfawkes2.html

GUY FAWKES NIGHT

The Guy Fawkes Bonfire & Fireworks at Jim's is one of the biggest traditions in the
region for the ex-pat community.


Programme for Guy Fawkes Night Saturday 6th November 2010

The following will be available outside at the price indicated:

-home made hot vegetable soup €2.00
-home made chilli con carne & rice €5.00
-Barbeque burgers with buns, cheese slice, ketchup or mustard €5.00
-Can of Beer €2.50
-Glass of wine €2.00
-Hot wine €2.00
-Soft drinks €1.00
-Crisps €1.00

In the Tea Room, there will be a bake sale by the Geneva English speaking Girls Scouts
and,

Also in the Tea Room there will be a "Wine Tasting" offered by Marianne of World Wide
Wines, St. Genis, and the possibility to buy some of her fine wines.

The bonfire will be lit at around 7 - 7.30pm (when the firemen arrive) followed by a
great firework display under the control of a qualified fireworks operator.

SHOP:

-The shop will be open as normal during the day from 10am to 5pm and will re-open at
6pm until 9pm

-Lunch will be available in the Tea Room until 2pm only.
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

and if anyone is interested I've heard of a place just outside of Ferney-Voltaire that sells fireworks pretty much year 'round.
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

After all the discussions about these Autumn celebrations, Halloween, Diwali etc, does anyone know of any Bonfire night celebrations anywhere near Zürich? I wonder if its even allowed? Seeing that Guido Fawkes was sort of operating in favor of the Vatican and the Pope. As we Brits celebrate that we foiled that plot to bring Catholicism back to Britain and the Swiss are more sort of Catholic, is it frowned upon here and could I build a bonfire on my own property?

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After all the discussions about these Autumn celebrations, Halloween, Diwali etc, does anyone know of any Bonfire night celebrations anywhere near Zürich? I wonder if its even allowed? Seeing that Guido Fawkes was sort of operating in favor of the Vatican and the Pope. As we Brits celebrate that we foiled that plot to bring Catholicism back to Britain and the Swiss are more sort of Catholic, is it frowned upon here and could I build a bonfire on my own property?

Just getting it out there for future reference
Swiss are more sort of Catholic?

Have you heard of Calvin and Zwingli, by any chance?
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Swiss are more sort of Catholic?

Have you heard of Calvin and Zwingli, by any chance?
Surely you mean Calvin and Hobbes.
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

More Catholic - come and say that in Neuchâtel lol...

There are National, Cantonal and Communal laws on lighting fires and having fireworks - and basically all private fires/fireworks are forbidden unless you have specific permission from your Commune/Gemeinde, and presence of fireworks specialist and fire brigade- fine 50.000 CHF.
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Re: Fireworks - Bonfire night

Well the Swiss are more Catholic then say the peoples of West Sussex I know it's Protestant in Zürich and Catholic in Luzern, etc. I just wouldn't want the Swiss Guards coming after me in their daft attire.

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