5th November - Guy Fawkes Night

Every year, families around the UK get together to watch fireworks, to celebrate Guy Fawkes night, also known as Bonfire night. Guy Fawkes Night is an annual show on the 5th of November. On that day we celebrate the failed attempt of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605, is known as the Gunpowder Plot. After the plan failed and the traitors were executed, the public celebrated it by lighting bonfires around London. Parliament declared November 5th a national day, and the first celebration took place in 1606. The bonfire tradition continued through the years and now includes the burning of Guy Fawkes straw effigies, fireworks, food stalls and attractions. There are a lot of fireworks shows in London and over the whole country around this time of the year. Immortalised in this nursery rhyme, the Gunpowder Plot as a part of British History is introduced early to the children throughout the United Kingdom.

Remember, remember, the 5th of November

The Gunpowder Treason and Plot;

I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason

Should ever be forgot.