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5th November is Bonfire Night

Every 5th November Bonfire Night is being celebrated all over the UK!

Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is an annual event celebrated on the evening of November 5th in the United Kingdom. It commemorates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot, a conspiracy to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605.

The plot was orchestrated by a group of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, who intended to assassinate King James I and overthrow the Protestant government. However, their plan was discovered, and Fawkes was arrested while guarding barrels of gunpowder beneath the House of Lords.

To celebrate the King's survival and the prevention of the plot, people lit bonfires on the night of November 5th. The tradition has persisted for over four centuries.

In modern times, Bonfire Night is celebrated with various events, including fireworks displays, bonfires, and the burning of effigies representing Guy Fawkes (referred to as "the Guy"). It's a festive occasion with gatherings, food, and entertainment. The event is often accompanied by the singing of traditional rhymes like "Remember, remember the 5th of November" and the consumption of toffee apples and bonfire toffee.

It's worth noting that while Bonfire Night has historical and cultural significance in the UK, it's not widely observed in other parts of the world. Thank you Tamara Gore for the picture, you can find her on Instagram and X under : @thenightstxlker