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Remember, remember the 5th November!

Bonfire night, Guy Fawkes night, Fireworks night…however you like to refer to it, the event will be celebrated across the country over the next couple of weeks.

Bonfire night is traditionally celebrated throughout Britain to commemorate the capture of Guy Fawkes who, as part of a group of 13 men called the conspirators, plotted to blow up the houses of Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder to do away with the Government. As the group worked on the plot, it became clear that innocent people would be killed and one of the group members sent an anonymous letter warning his friend Lord Monteagle to stay away from the Parliament on 5th November. The warning letter reached the King, and as a result, Guy Fawkes, who was in the cellar of the parliament with the gunpowder in the early hours of 5th November was caught and executed.

On the night that the gunpowder plot was foiled; on 5th November 1605, the people lit bonfires to celebrate the King’s safety. Every year since then we celebrate Bonfire Night with fireworks and the burning of the Guy, though some say that there is an uncertainty whether we are honouring this event celebrating Guy Fawkes’ executions, or whether it is to honour his attempt to overturn the government!

If you are looking for somewhere to celebrate Fireworks night, here are a few local places that are honouring this tradition: