Happy Bonfire Night :)

For all those who are unfamiliar with what Bonfire Night is, it’s an English Celebration that happens every year on 5th November to commemorate the failed terrorist plot to blow up the houses of parliament in 1605 by Guy Fawkes.

Bonfire Night

Guy Fawkes came to a bitter end when he was burned to death for his treasonous act in trying to kill the King.

Every year on the 5th of November people make bonfires in their back yards or go to organised events.

It’s the tradition to burn an effigy of either Guy Fawkes or of someone who might not be popular like politicians on top of your bonfire, but very few people still burn a Guy on there bonfires anymore, some still do and if you go to a organised bonfire then there is usually one on top.

Children used to make a Guy and go door to door or stand in the street and ask passers by for a penny for the guy, but again this is a dyeing tradition and children no longer ask for a penny for the guy.

Fireworks

There’s more to Bonfire night than burning effigies and begging from strangers :) nowadays bonfire night is a celebration for families to get together, firework and food :)

Traditional food on bonfire night is Hot Dogs and onions, a tub of mushy peas and mint sauce, burgers, jacket potatoes cooked in the embers of the bonfire, bonfire toffee, toffee apples home made fudge and parkin cake.

Children play with sparklers and everyone watches fireworks by the light of the bonfire.

We prefere to go to an organised display on Bonfire Night when we come home we have a nice warm cup of hot chocolate and roast marshmallows by candle light before the kids go to bed.