5th of November: Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is a celebration held in the UK to commemorate the failed attempt by Guy Fawkes to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

Parties and events are held all over the UK on the evening around the 5th of November and generally involve lots of food, bonfires, and fireworks. Other traditions involve collecting wood for the bonfire and making a «Guy» (a model of Guy Fawkes) out of old clothes. In some places the «Guy» is paraded through the town or village while requesting a «penny for the guy».  The money raised is traditionally used to buy fireworks to be let off during the Bonfire or Fireworks Night celebrations and the Guy is burnt on top of the bonfire.


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