Rember, remember the fifth of November.

Since I was a small boy, this rhyme has always been with me.  However, in these enlightened? days it seems strange that so many bonfires and firework displays are taking place on days other than the 5th.  It seems to me that like Christmas, yes, Christmas, not winter holiday! – commercial interests are now paramount and tradition goes out of the window in the chase for money.  I know that fireworks can be dangerous in family situations and that organised bonfires are favourite, but surely, especially when the fifth is a Saturday, it is not too much to ask that it should be on the fifth!  Or am I a lone voice crying for a bygone age?

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