Guy Fawkes Night: What those fireworks and bonfires are all about

Posted on AllSides November 5th, 2022
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Every year on November 5, skies across England, Scotland and Wales are illuminated by fireworks as Brits head out into the night to enjoy Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.

Also called Fireworks Night or Bonfire Night, this autumn tradition has been a staple of the British calendar for the past 400 years.

Kids in English schools grew up reciting the nursery rhyme "Remember, remember / The fifth of November / Gunpowder, treason and plot." But for those outside the UK, this rather unusual holiday's rather unusual origin story may be a...

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