The man most accredited with the plan to blow up Parliament.
A parade on the night of the fifth to remember the unsuccessful plot.
Effigies of Fawkes are often burned on bonfire night..
Similar celebrations in Ireland, Scandinavia, and Australia take place on different dates. In parts of Ireland, it is called St. John's Eve and is celebrated on the 23 of June. In Scandinavia, it is called Walpurgis Night and is celebrated 30 April or 1 May. In Australia, it is the second Monday, when they celebrate the Queen's birthday.
It's not a real celebration without food! People often feast on easy to make, rich finger foods, like small cakes and sausages. They have soups and warm drinks. Toffee apples are also a common item found on Bonfire night.