Bonfire Night

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Nov 05, 2019 Bonfire Night 2019 Great Britain
Nov 05, 2020 Bonfire Night 2020 Great Britain

Information about Bonfire Night

Burning Crosses: Procession of the Martyrs crosses during the Bonfire Night.

Significance: Bonfire Night begins with the events of 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.

Type:
Observances
Celebrations:
Watching fireworks
Observed by:
Great Britain
Location:
Great Britain
Synonyms:
Guy Fawkes Night, Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night, Firework Night
Start year:
17th Century
Date origin:
On November 5, 1605, Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords.

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