This section lists sites and pages about the UK Guy Fawkes Day-Night or Bonfire Night celebrations, which is mainly celebrated in England each year on November 5th. On this date in 1605, a group of Roman Catholics, led by Guy Fawkes, unsuccessfully attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in what became known as the Gunpowder Plot. Guy' Fawkes' Day" Pronunciation: (gI' fôks'), (in Britain) November 5, celebrating the anniversary of the capture of Guy Fawkes. Cf. Gunpowder Plot. Bon•fire Pronunciation: (bon'fIur"), —n. 1. A large fire built in the open air, for warmth, entertainment, or celebration, to burn leaves, garbage, etc., or as a signal. 2. any fire built in the open Gun'powder Plot" An unsuccessful plot to kill King James I and the assembled Lords and Commons by blowing up Parliament, November 5, 1605, in revenge for the laws against Roman Catholics. Guy Fawkes Day Holidays Society.
Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London; and months later, the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure.
- Bonfire toffee - Bonfire toffee is a hard, brittle toffee associated with Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night in the United Kingdom. The toffee tastes very strongly of molasses, and cheap versions can be quite bitter. In Scotland, the treat is known as claggum, with less sweet versions known as clack.
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- Push penny - Push penny was a long-observed custom at Durham Cathedral in England which occurred three days in the year. During this tradition money was thrown into the crowd on the college-yard.
- Sussex Bonfire Societies - The Sussex Bonfire Societies are responsible for the series of bonfire festivals around Central/Eastern Sussex along with parts of Surrey and Kent from September ? November.
- West Country Carnival - The West Country Carnival Circuits are an annual celebration featuring a parade of illuminated carts in the English West Country. The celebration dates back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. The purpose is to raise money for local charities.
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- A Bonfire Night, 11.05.03 www
A summary of the celebrations, Night, 11.05.03, and history from the Flak Magazine. Bonfire Night, 11.05.03.
- A Web Ring : Bonfire Society Night Celebrations www
A collection of sites, Ring : Bonfire Society Night Celebrations, all with the same interest of celebrating Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night. Web Ring : Bonfire Society Night Celebrations.
- How Guy Fawkes Plot was Devastating www
How Guy Fawkes could have changed the face of London if his 1605 plot had not been foiled, Fawkes Plot was Devastating, experts say, from BBC News. Guy Fawkes Plot was Devastating.
- How Bonfire Night www
How the 5th of November used to be celebrated in the East End area of London. Bonfire Night.
- How Guy Fawkes Festivals www
How bonfire night was celebrated in Somerset, Fawkes Festivals, UK in 1889. Guy Fawkes Festivals.
- Short Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night www
Short summary of the celebrations and a conversation forum. Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night.
- Describes Gunpowder Plot No Flash in the Pan www
Describes the damage that would have resulted had the plotters been successful. Plot No Flash in the Pan. From Cronaca. Gunpowder Plot No Flash in the Pan.
- History Treason www
History of the Gunpowder Plot from Channel 4 in London, Treason, England. Features an interview with Ronald Hutton, professor of history at the University of Bristol. Treason.
- A Guy Fawkes Night www
A simple but interesting explanation of the events, Fawkes Night, with recipes and history of the Houses of Parliament, good for the younger ones. Guy Fawkes Night.
- Explanation Did You Know? Bonfires www
Explanation of the use of the word "bonfire. You Know? Bonfires." Did You Know? Bonfires.
- Provides History of Guy Fawkes www
Provides a historical background of the holiday as well as information about how it is celebrated today. History of Guy Fawkes.
- General Guy Fawkes Night www
General overview of the celebrations and the ceremonial trappings of the event. Guy Fawkes Night.
- Explains Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night www
Explains why English people like to gather round bonfires once a year to burn effigies and watch fireworks. Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night.
- A Remember Remember www
A musical version of the events with resources for teaching. Remember Remember.
- Questions GameQuiz www
Questions to test your knowledge on the Gunpowder Plot. GameQuiz.
- A Happy Guy Fawkes Day www
A fresh look at the celebrations with history, Guy Fawkes Day, poems and music files. Happy Guy Fawkes Day.
- Comprehensive Gunpowder Plot www
Comprehensive version of events aimed towards the learning community. Gunpowder Plot.
- Review The Gunpowder Plot of 1605. www
Review of the 1997 film of the same name and short history of the plot. The Gunpowder Plot of 1605..
- A Bonfire Fright www
A short article describing the celebrations and its history. Bonfire Fright.
- Information, Bonfire Night Info www
Information, Night Info, history and theories about the celebrations. Bonfire Night Info.
- Bonfire The Guy Fawkes Bonfire 2002 www
Bonfire celebrations and history from Canada. The Guy Fawkes Bonfire 2002.
- A Guy Fawkes Celebration www
A bonfire page from North Carolina U. Fawkes Celebration.S.A. Guy Fawkes Celebration.
- Safety Remember Remember Your Pets In November www
Safety issues for animals with an easy to understand history of the Gunpowder Plot. Remember Remember Your Pets In November.
- Rules, BIS: Firework Regulations www
Rules, Firework Regulations, regulations, statistics and safety information, from the UK government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. BIS: Firework Regulations.
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