Guy Fawkes Night

Leah and Madison

What is Guy Fawkes Night?

Guy Fawkes night is a night where catholic dissent Guy Fawkes and 12 men were planing on burning King James the 1st in England during the opening of parliament November 5 1605. The plan was unsuccessful and everybody lit bonfires in celebration of the plan being foiled. This night is known at Guy Fawkes night or Bonfire night.

How they celebrate.

People celebrate is that they used to all light bonfires and now they all use it as an excuse to watch a bunch of fireworks. They would drink mulled wine, start bonfires, watch fireworks, and burn Guy Fawkes effings.The only place in the UK that does not celebrate Guy Fawkes Night is St. Peter’s School in York. Guy Fawkes went there as a kid so they refuse to burn his image in respect for their former pupil. As seen below.
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People on this night wear hats, scarfs, and gloves. Along with warm pants, and shirts. Since it is near the end of autumn and the begging of winter. There is no special or traditional clothing that people wear on this holiday.
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Traditional Foods

The bonfires that burn the effigy of Guy Fawkes also are used to cook potatoes that are wrapped in foil and can be filled with butter and cheese, and are also used to heat up soup for the crowds that come for fireworks. There is also a traditional cake eaten called Parkin Cake, which is a sticky cake containing a mix of oatmeal, ginger, treacle and syrup. Some other foods are toffee apples, sausage cooked in the fire, and roasted marshmallows