Bonfire Night in Great Britain
Great Britain is getting ready to celebrate “Bonfire Night”, which is a yearlyÂ celebration on November 5. On this day we remember the failed gunpowder plot by GuyÂ Fawkes in 1605. During this celebration “guy” dolls that represent Guy Fawkes areÂ set alight and burned on the bonfire.
Guy Fawkes and 13 catholic extremists tried to convert England back to the catholic faith and tried to blow up the British Parliament, while the Protestant King James I, his sons and most other people were still in the building.
Guy Fawkes and his followers had rolled 36 barrels of gunpowder into the cellars andÂ waited for the king, when guards broke into the cellar and arrested them. They wereÂ take to the Tower of London, tortured and eventually killed.
â€œRemember, remember the fifth of November
The gunpowder, treason and plot.
I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.â€
There are Bonfire Night firework displays held throughout the UK, but many people also ignite fireworks in their own back gardents. But as with any celebration, there are bonfire night parties everywhere, despite a school night!