Celebrate Guy Fawkes Night at school with our Traditional Bonfire Lunch on the 5th November!
Bonfire or (Guy Fawkes) Night is a tradition celebrated in the UK wth bonfires and fireworks. The night skies fill with smoke from bonfires and colour and sound from fireworks representing the foiled explosion of the plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Sometime people burn the effigy of Guy Fawkes on their bonfires too. We eat Jacket Potatoes, Toffee Apples, Parkin Cake and Hot Dogs!
We celebrate Bonfire Night in honour of the failed plot of Guy Fawkes, who attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605, because he wanted to blow up King James I and his government.This was because of religion; England was a Protestant country and the plotters were Catholic. They wanted England to be Catholic again, which they thought they could do if they killed King James I and his ministers. So, Fawkes and his group put 36 barrels of gunpowder in cellars underneath the Houses of Parliament in London, ready to set off a massive explosion, but the plot was foiled.