Remember, remember the 5th of November

Yes it’s Bonfire Night! We hope you are intending on watching some cool firework displays somewhere near you.

Here’s is a littler history in case you have forgotten why we celebrate Bonfire Night. Well it goes back to the year 1605 when Guy Fawkes and fellow conspirators plotted to blow up the House of Parliament as a protest against the monarchy not accepting their Catholic faith.

As November 5th drew closer some of the plotters got cold feet and sent warnings to their friends not to attend parliament that day. The information was leaked to the King, James I, and his men were told to storm the cellars of Parliament where they discovered Guy Fawkes with the gunpowder. He was later executed him for treason.

The people of England decided to celebrate the safety of the King, the day Gunpowder Plot was foiled, and since then November 5th has become known as Bonfire Night.

The event is commemorated every year with fireworks and burning effigies of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire.

Here are some online games that promote firework safety to keep you amused until later: Games!

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