Society Holidays Guy Fawkes Day
This category 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. Cf. Guy Fawkes Day. Guy Fawkes Day, Guy Fawkes Night and Bonfire Night are all the same, as in The Fall and Autumn.

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Bonfire Night Traditions
Detailed tradition guides, past times celebrating Bonfire night and Guy Fawkes day.
Did You Know? Bonfires
Explanation of the use of the word "bonfire."
Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night
Explains why English people like to gather round bonfires once a year to burn effigies and watch fireworks.
Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night
Short summary of the celebrations and a conversation forum.
Guy Fawkes Night
General overview of the celebrations and the ceremonial trappings of the event.
Guy Fawkes Plot was Devastating
How Guy Fawkes could have changed the face of London if his 1605 plot had not been foiled, experts say, from BBC News.
History of Guy Fawkes
Provides a historical background of the holiday as well as information about how it is celebrated today.
Remember Remember
A musical version of the events with resources for teaching.
History of the Gunpowder Plot from Channel 4 in London, England. Features an interview with Ronald Hutton, professor of history at the University of Bristol.
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