Remember, remember, the 5th of November’, goes the rhyme – though frankly, it’s hard to see how you could possibly forget.

Every year, the entirety of the British Isles commemorates the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 with a week of fireworks and celebration. It’s a story known around the world – Guy Fawkes, along with a dozen other Catholic rebels, conspired to blow up the Houses of Parliament with barrels of gunpowder hidden in the basement.

After Fawkes was captured and executed, King James II ordered a day of national celebration to celebrate his lucky escape, with bonfires lit across the land. The celebrations these days are more about fireworks than bonfires, and some of the more morbid traditions are dying out (such as burning effigies of Fawkes, known as ‘the guy’). But the fireworks displays are still going strong and are not limited to cities and towns – people hold impromptu displays in public parks and their own gardens.

With a +44 UK number, a GO-SIM international prepaid SIM card is one of the best ways to stay in touch on those cold November nights.

With call rates of just A$0.56 per minute to call Australia and just A$0.47 per MB for data, you’ll be able to share photos and experiences with the folks back home as they happen.

You’ll just have to remember to shout over the explosions.

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