Halloween sometimes overshadows this night. So, save the bobbed apples for a tasty snack while watching the night sky light up this 5th of November!
'Remember, remember the fifth of November,Gunpowder treason and plotWe see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot!'
This is only part of the nursery rhyme we barely know!
Let's not forget why we have bonfire night. A heinous or heroic Guy Fawkes, however you want to look at it, on this day in 1605 attempted to literally destroy British politics. His plans were foiled and we traditionally burn effigies."Penny for the guy?!" - a little less common these days.
Children used to take their Guy Fawkes puppets, "Guys", around streets asking for money so they could buy fireworks and festive treats. All before burning their dummy Guys.
'Guy Fawkes, guy, t'was his intentTo blow up king and parliament.Three score barrels were laid belowTo prove old England's overthrow.'
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