“Remember remember the 5th of November”… Is on its way which means it’s time for toffee apples, sparklers
and of course fireworks!
Bonfire night is the firework night of the year here in London, only comparable to New Years Eve.
Bonfire night is celebrated because it is associated with Guy Fawkes’ Night, which is held on November 5th,
but people tend to celebrate it on the closest weekend to the date.
Guy Fawkes’ Night began in 1605 when Guy Fawkes; a member of the Gunpowder Plot was arrested while
guarding explosives that the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. After this, to celebrate the fact that
King George I survived, people lit bonfires around the city of London and a few months later the date turned
into a public holiday.