How Bonfire Night Began

Traditionally the 5th of November is a night to celebrate the capture of Guy Fawkes he and his co-conspirators. They were guilty of the ‘Gunpowder plot’ they had tried to blow up the Parliament and the Protestant King James I by filling barrels with gunpowder and hiding them in the Parliament cellar.

The 5th of November was declared a night of thanksgiving and has been celebrated with Bonfires and Fireworks.It is a tradition for children to make Effigies of Guy Fawkes which are burned on top of the bonfire. Even to this day it is a time that communities come together and celebrate! Tonight and this coming weekend Fireworks and bonfires will be lit all around England.
So this year Wrap up warm, be safe and have a lovely bonfire night!

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