About Guy Fawkes Night,UK
Guy Fawkes Night, well known as Bonfire Night, is the historic festival annually held throughout the Great Britain on 5th November. According to the historic event on 5th November 1605, Guy Fawkes place a bonfires beneath the House of Lords, we commemorate the night which Gut Fawkes was captured. There are some parades, fireworks and ceremony by burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes in UK.
Origins and history in England-Guy Fawkes Night – Wikipedia
Guy Fawkes Night originates from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a failed conspiracy by a group of provincial English Catholics to assassinate the Protestant King James I of England and replace him with a Catholic head of state. In the immediate aftermath of the 5 November arrest of Guy Fawkes, caught guarding a cache of explosives placed beneath the House of Lords, James’s Council allowed the public to celebrate the king’s survival with bonfires, so long as they were “without any danger or disorder”.
Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night
The extent of the celebrations and the size of the bonfire varies from one community to the next. Lewes, in the South East of England, is famous for its Bonfire Night festivities and consistently attracts thousands of people each year to participate.Bonfire Night is not only celebrated in Britain. The tradition crossed the oceans and established itself in the British colonies during the centuries. It was actively celebrated in New England as “Pope Day” as late as the 18th century. Today, November 5th bonfires still light up in far out places like New Zealand and Newfoundland in Canada.
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