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Remember, remember, the FIFTH of November

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On 22 Aug 2017 at 3:47pm Derek Uppington wrote:
Hello good folk of Lewes! Big fan of Lewes Bonfire, came every year while I was studying up the year and really looking forward to this year's show. Bit confused though, some places online are saying it's on the fourth this year?!? Surely as the song goes it's on the fifth of November?

I assume this is all a follow on from the japes last year when people were pretending it's on the 12th, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me and all that.

Anyway, if someone from the organisers could clear things up vis a vis the date, I shall look forward to seeing you all for the fun! Can't wait!
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On 22 Aug 2017 at 4:03pm Guy wrote:
It's on the 4th because the 5th falls on a Sunday.
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On 22 Aug 2017 at 4:59pm Ringmaster wrote:
The Show ,!
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On 22 Aug 2017 at 5:07pm Really ? wrote:
74 days before the event, yawn.
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On 22 Aug 2017 at 7:33pm Hot Lips wrote:
For the vast majority of people, Sunday is no longer a special day, or a day of rest, or a religious day.......so why not have Bonfire on a Sunday???
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On 22 Aug 2017 at 7:47pm Guy wrote:
It's on the 12th, same as last year.
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On 22 Aug 2017 at 7:56pm johnnyvinyl wrote:
@ Hot Lips.
It's something called respect.
Not everyone is a 24/7 Party Animal.
I am not religious, but the thought of holding a church service, whilst a parade of torch bearing, rookie chucking, high spirited revellers passed outside, just makes me shudder.
I love bonfire, but there is a time, and place etc. etc.
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On 22 Aug 2017 at 8:53pm Hot Lips wrote:
Church services?? In the evening??? No chance
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On 22 Aug 2017 at 9:50pm The Historian wrote:
johnnyvinyl, you might want to research why the celebrations do not occur (officially) on the 5th when it falls on a Sunday. The origin is not respect, more available manpower related.
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On 22 Aug 2017 at 10:59pm dick wrote:
its on the 5th . all way on the the 5th
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On 23 Aug 2017 at 9:33am Worker wrote:
Yeah, it's tough enough getting people out of bed to clear up in the morning as it is, having most of them be back at work wouldn't help at all.
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On 23 Aug 2017 at 9:54am Bumble bee wrote:
We're be walking on the 5th.
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On 23 Aug 2017 at 11:19am Yes Bumble Bee wrote:
We all will!
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On 23 Aug 2017 at 12:05pm CSBS wrote:
In response to the original post, the celebrations will this year be held on Saturday 4th, as the 5th falls on a Sunday. 100%, indisputable, fact.
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On 23 Aug 2017 at 1:25pm Abaddon the Despoiler wrote:
Unless it's on the fifth of course
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On 23 Aug 2017 at 3:00pm Bonco wrote:
An announcement will be made shortly, confirming Saturday 11th as the date this year.
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On 23 Aug 2017 at 3:30pm dick wrote:
well I can tell you 150% it will be on the 5th
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On 23 Aug 2017 at 3:57pm Big bad where's wally wrote:
Historian
Really ,I mean come on ,where do these people get their information ,it is out of respect ,not manpower ,and bonfire boye or belle will tell you that as any member that is heavily involved takes time off work
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On 23 Aug 2017 at 11:02pm Baffled wrote:
It's neither due to manpower nor respect. More due to the fact that all the priests are in the processions so can't have them on a sunday!!
 
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On 25 Aug 2017 at 8:51pm ghostsec wrote:
racists
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On 26 Aug 2017 at 5:03pm @ghostsec wrote:
You idiot.
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On 26 Aug 2017 at 6:16pm Demisec wrote:
Cheers


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