Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night) is a traditional celebration held in Britain shortly after Halloween, on November 5. It commemorates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot, a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and assassinate King James I.
Guy Fawkes was not the leader of the conspiracy but he was the first of the conspirators to be arrested on November 5, 1605.
King James told his subjects to celebrate the failure of the plot against him by lighting the autumn bonfires, which they had always had on Halloween, on November 5 instead. Read more...
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