COMMUNITY EVENT OF INTEREST: Hull-Guy Fawkes Night Celebration
November 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFees.TBA
Celebration including bonfire, traditional British food and history presentation. A family event. (Fees to attend are TBA)
Come Join Raleigh Sister Cities for a fun evening to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night.
Guy Fawkes Night’s history began with the events of November 5th, 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for plot’s failure. Although the Act was later repealed and the political and religious rhetoric diminished, Guy Fawkes Day has become an enjoyable social commemoration.
Raleigh Sister Cities (RSC) seeks to promote friendship and understanding between the people of Raleigh and its Sister Cities. RSC is a cooperating member of Sister Cities International, whose mission is:
“To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.”
The RSC goal is to enable the citizens of Raleigh and the residents of its Sister Cities to exchange ideas and experiences in the areas of education, culture, sports, the arts, business, and economic development, and to promote exchanges between the cities and their citizens.
Raleigh became associated with the Sister Cities program in 1986 and now has partnerships with five cities: Kingston Upon Hull, England; Compiegne, France; Rostock, Germany; Xiangyang, China and Nairobi, Kenya. Current projects include cultural, sporting, and student exchanges, economic and community health projects as well as other events in Raleigh and its Sister Cities. The programs, which are organized by Raleigh Sister Cities’ members, seek to broaden understanding and friendship between Sister City communities and their citizens. Raleigh Sister Cities was instrumental in establishing the International Festival held annually in Downtown Raleigh.