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Bonfire Night. What is it?

记住,记住11月5号,炸药,叛国与阴谋。

为什么英国人在这一天举行庆祝活动呢?

1605年,一群英格兰天主教极端分子试图炸毁英国国会大厦。“火药阴谋”的目的是杀害詹姆一世和他的大臣并企图恢复天主教。如果这帮天主教徒成功了,“火药阴谋”就会成为当时的九一一袭击事件。如今在烟火节,我们把阴谋策划人(盖伊·福克斯)的假人像放在篝火顶上,庆祝他当场被抓获阴谋没有得逞。

‘Remember, remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder,Treason & Plot’

Remembrance Day – what does it mean?

“Remembrance Day is a solemn time for me and full of memories; both sad and joyful,” says my 93 year old friend, Dick Sweetnam, who I have had the privilege to know since 1984.

Book Review roundup

 

The following titles are available from MrB's Emporium. Chopsticks Club members benefit from a special discount.

 

That’s China! – Mark Kitto

Ambassador Liu Xiaoming congratulates Chopsticks Club

Premier Xi Jinping’s state visit in October 2015 on the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, is heralded as a significant event in this “golden time” of China-UK relations.

The Englishman's home is his castle

英国人的家就是他的城堡

17世纪以来,“城堡法”中对住所和家的定义是,一个人合法拥有房产的地方。可以享受一定的保护,同时有权拒绝任何人进入他的家。无论多小,住的与繁忙的市区多远,无论多难得到贷款,英国人觉得都是值得的,第二次世界大战结束之后拥有自己房子的人越来越多。
与1918年相比,在英国66%的人拥有自己的房子。