Bonfire Night by Lou-Anne, Camille and Ilana

Bonfire Night is a special day.  Every year, this celebration takes place on November 5th.

In 1605 a man called Guy Fawkes wanted to assassinate the king.  He went into the cellar of the Parliament with gunpowder but a person betrayed him and so he was arrested.  Guy Fawkes died on the 31st January 1606.

In England, people have the ritual of throwing dolls in the bonfire.  People watch fireworks and make a big bonfire.

Bonfire Night by Alix, Juliane and Clemence

Bonfire Night is a festival.  It is celebrated on November 5th with bonfires and fireworks.  Bonfire Night is celebrated all over the UK.  It is a celebration of the fact that Guy Fawkes’ plan to kill King James I failed.

Children make “dolls” representing Guy Fawkes with a balloon, marker, newspaper and paint.  Then they dress him in an old jacket, trousers, shoes, gloves and a hat.

The Gunpowder Plot took place over 400 years ago.  Guy Fawkes rented the cellar under the parliament to blow up the King with gunpowder.  But he was captured and executed instead!

Bonfire Night By Constance, Flavie and Justine

Guy Fawkes was a Catholic but King James I was Protestant, so Guy Fawkes wanted to kill the king in 1605.  Guy Fawkes was in the cellar of the parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. He was caught and executed.  Traditionally children now make effigies of Guy Fawkes. Now, it is a tradition to celebrate this night with fireworks.

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is the 5th of November and it is a special celebration in which there are bonfires and fireworks.
In 1605, Guy Fawkes put barrels of Gunpowder in a cellar, under the Houses of Parliament to blow up King James I, because Guy Fawkes was Catholic and the king was Protestant.
This day is now celebrated by everyone in the UK. They sometimes put a ‘guy’ on the bonfire.

By Lea, Lisa and Nicodeme

Why is Thanksgiving celebrated ?

The celebration of Thanksgiving is, in general, a feast to give thanks for the fruits of the previous harvest. There is some argument over when the first Thanksgiving was, but many people think this dates back to 1621, when the harvest was celebrated by the pilgrims with the Native Americans.