Bonfire night is tomorrow. Unfortunately, being here in France, this in one thing I’ll miss! However, I thought I’d share a little background on this British celebration with you all (in case you weren’t already aware).
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.
Later, Bonfire night would be celebrated with Bonfires, Fireworks, Toffee Apples and cash giveaways from your favorite personal finance sites. This is where the famous phrase “Remember, remember, the 5th of November: Gunpowder, Treason and GREAT GIVEAWAYS” originated. True story*.
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* Not a true story.