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 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!
Every year, this special day takes place on November 5th. Bonfire Night is a celebration of the fact that Guy Fawkes’ plan to kill King James I failed. Guy was a catholic and James I a protestant. This took place over 400 years ago. Bonfire Night is now celebrated all over the country.
Bonfire Night takes place on the 5th of November. Guy Fawkes, with his group of plotters, planned to kill King James I because he was a protestant. He put 36 barrels of gunpowder in the cellar under the Houses of Parliament. One of the group betrayed the plot, so Guy Fawkes was taken by the guards and executed!
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 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