Bonfire Night Traditions in the UK

Bonfire Night (or Firework Night) is on November 5th in the UK. We celebrate this tradition in honour of the failed plot. The night skies fill with smoke from bonfires and colour and sound from fireworks.

Traditions We Still Celebrate

Traditional Bonfire Night Food

Bonfires used to cook jacket potatoes. A traditional cake eaten on the bonfire night celebration is Yorkshire Parkin. Other foods have also used on the night. . . Read more.

Firework Displays

Major towns and cities hold local events of bonfire and firework. They burn old pallets and effigy of Guy Fawkes. . . Read more.

Supermarket Fireworks

Fireworks are a reminder of the gunpowder stored in the cellar. It is popular today to buy fireworks from supermarkets or dedicated retailers. . . Read more.

Bonfire Night Traditions

History

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605

Robert Catesby has a secret plan to kill King James. Guy Fawkes returning from war joined the plot. The cellars of parliament hid the gunpowder. . . Read more.

Penny for the Guy

Penny for the guy was popular among children to buy fireworks. A guy made out of used newspaper and old clothing. This activity died out. . . Read more.

Bonfire Night Rhymes

The United Kingdom school children introduced to the famous nursery rhyme at a young age. . . Read more.