Bonfire Night Explosive Facts

Bonfire night facts a night of bonfire ambient glow, Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire Night, Fireworks Nigh, This is one night of the year to describe why our skies fill will colourful drama, and the smell of bonfire burning, and the sweet distant bang, whoosh, whizz, of family and local firework displays performing their annual fireworks.

We all remember the rhymes, the one we all grown up with, it has been sung for more than 400 years. By local children and adults alike.

Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder treason, and plot. We see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot!

Traditional Facts About Guy Fawkes

Bonfire Night is celebrated on the 5th of November every year and has been for over 400 years. The History of one man called Guy Fawkes and his fantastic skill of being an explosive expert to blow up the house of parliament. here are the facts around bonfire night, We have put them into bite size snippets for you to enjoy this annual celebration.

  • Realistically, Guy Fawkes was not v for vendetta – a dagger-wielding man. He was a simple man with skills, born and raised in York.
  • Guido Fawkes was asked by Robert Catesby to lit the 36 barrels of Gunpowder, under Parliament.
  • When Fawkes was captured he gave his name as John Johnson.
  • In honor of Guy Fawkes, the only place in the UK not to celebrate bonfire night is a school called St. Peter’s School in York.
  • At the present time, Political protesters mostly wear the Guy Fawkes masks to protect their identity, The famous mask from V for Vendetta, that has no actual resemblance to Guy Fawkes
  • itself. One group for example called anonymous wear the mask.

Facts About Bonfires

Did you know: It was up until 1959, in the UK Everyone had to celebrate Bonfire Night with bonfires and fireworks, This was due to an act of Parliament, this law was in effect for hundreds of years. Even with this mandatory law St. Peter’s School refused to burn Fawkes on bonfires.
The bonfires remembered the long life of King James and his power in stopping the plot.
Throughout the hundreds of years, people would build effigies in Guy Fawkes image, from old rags and straw to burn him on the bonfire.
Children would walk to streets with the effigies in a wheelbarrow chanting penny for the guy, to buy fireworks for the night. This tradition in present times do not happen, and only local school children and competition build effigies.
Past years, children would knock on local doors and ask corner shops for old pallets and furniture to put on their back garden bonfires.
Back garden bonfires are far between, and huge bonfires are seen at bonfire societies or local displays.

Colorful Facts About Fireworks

Did you also know: Fireworks originated more than 2000 years ago, dating back to the 7th century China. It is believed that the fireworks were invited by a mistake. Originating with 2 completely different stories, but the chemicals that were mixed was sulfur, charcoal, and salt, set them alight.
The first ever official recording of fireworks in the UK was at the wedding of King Henry VII in 1486.
Fireworks are used for other celebrations and not Guy Fawkes night, They are widely used on a daily basis.
Most UK Bonfire Societies were established before the 1605 Gunpowder Plot. They have held September to early December annually to the slaying of the Lewes Martyrs.
There are laws and regulations towards fireworks, and on law states, Throwing fireworks carry a fine of £5000.00 or imprisonment for any death caused by them.
Fireworks didn’t arrive in Europe until the mid 13th century with the explorer Marco Polo.