domingo, novembro 5

Let's celebrate....Guy Fawkes' Day

There are a lot of celebrations in Great Britain. 
One of the most curious ones is Guy Fawkes' Day.

Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is an annual celebration on the evening of 5 November. It marks the downfall of the Gunpowder Plot of 5 November 1605, in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in London, United Kingdom.

In celebration of his survival, King James ordered that the people of England should have a great bonfire on the night on 5th November.

On 5 November every year, children in Britain get excited because it is Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes’ Night). We lit bonfires and enjoy fireworks displays. On top of the fire there is a guy (a homemade model of a man, like a scarecrow).

In the following video, Nick Knowles explores the facts and the fiction behind the legendary Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.
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Now, you know a bit more about Guy Fawkes!

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