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Bonfire Night

Bonfire night, a night dedicated to hot chocolate, gloves, sparklers, a massive fire and (of course) FIREWORKS! However there is more to it than just celebrations and attempting to keep warm and dry, it is actually associated with Guy Fawkes Night.

The history of the day began 407 years ago and is still being celebrated across the country to this day. It all started with the ‘Gunpowder Plot’, a conspiracy to blow up the House of Lords and kill the King, however the assassination didn’t all go as well as they had hoped. Guy Fawkes was arrested whilst guarding the 36 barrels of gunpowder in a cellar under the House of Lords.

The day was a celebration of the fact King James I had survived the explosion and it had been stopped in time. To celebrate people lit bonfires around London, and this is how the vastly enjoyed Bonfire Night came along.

 

 

Image credit: Mr Empey

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