Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes’ Night is celebrated every year on November 5 in the U.K. On this day every year, people light bonfires and set off fireworks in memory or loathing of one man — Guy Fawkes. 

A very short history of bonfire night

Bonfire night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, takes place every year on 5 November. It marks the anniversary of the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605, in which 13 men including Guy Fawkes plotted to blow up the House of Parliament in London. But how have people marked the occasion through history? Historian Justin Pollard brings you the facts...

Guy Fawkes Day: A Brief History

Observed in the United Kingdom every year on November 5, Guy Fawkes Day—also called Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night—commemorates a failed assassination attempt from over 400 years ago. On November 5, 1605, Guy Fawkes and a group of radical English Catholics tried to assassinate King James I by blowing up Parliament's House of Lords.

9 Of The Best Bonfire Night Events For 2022

Remember, remember the 5th of November; once famous for the failed Gunpowder Plot of Guy Fawkes and his associates, but now a more modern association would be with sparklers, fireworks and hotdogs. With most English towns and cities hosting their own Bonfire Night celebrations, we have selected some of 2022's highly anticipated annual firework displays and Bonfire events taking place across the country.