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Bonfire Night - Posted - 30/10/2015 « Back to Blog

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Did you know that every year in the UK we celebrate Bonfire night or Guy Fawkes night? It is always on November 5th but I wasn’t sure why.

I asked my teacher Miss Squeak about Guy Fawkes. She told us that he was born a long time ago in York which is in the North East of England. In 1605 he and some of his friends decided to kill the King, this was James 1. Miss Squeak showed us some photographs of the King, he wore very strange clothes but then he did live a long, long time ago.

Do you know what they did? They hid some gunpowder underneath the House of Lords which is a very important building in London and Guy Fawkes had to guard it. However somebody told on them. Guy Fawkes was arrested and punished.

So every year on 5th November people have celebrated the King’s escape from death by lighting bonfires. This has become a tradition and if you are in the UK at this time you will see bonfires burning and brightly coloured fireworks lighting up the sky!

It’s a great evening but very important to keep safe, you can read Miss Squeak’s safety tips here.