Guy Fawkes Night

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on the 5th of November to mark the protestant King James' assassination attempt on the same day in 1605. A group of Catholics led by Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the House of Parliament and kill the King. However, the rebellious​ group was revealed, the lawless soldier was burnt alive, and the King initiated celebrations as a token of gratitude for his salvation. Festivities on this day include burning Guy Fawkes puppets, setting off fireworks, lighting bonfires, and feasting on toffee apples, gingerbread, baked potatoes, and marshmallows roasted over the fire.