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Guy Fawkes Night. Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on November 5. It is celebrated in many English-speaking countries….but not in America!. Guy Fawkes Night celebrates the failure of a plot to kill the King of England in 1605.

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Guy fawkes night

Guy Fawkes Night


Guy fawkes night

  • Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on November 5.

  • It is celebrated in many English-speaking countries….but not in America!


Guy fawkes night

  • Guy Fawkes Night celebrates the failure of a plot to kill the King of England in 1605.

  • A group of conspirators plotted to blow up the House of Parliament, with King James the First inside.


Guy fawkes night

  • Guy Fawkes and others stored gunpowder in a cellar below the House of Parliament.

  • The conspirators were discovered and arrested before they could explode the gunpowder.


Guy fawkes night

  • After the plot failed, the people of London lit bonfires to celebrate the King’s deliverance.

  • The tradition has continued every year.


Guy fawkes night

Remember, remember the fifth of November,

The gunpowder treason and plot,

I know of no reason

Why the gunpowder treason

Should ever be forgot.


Guy fawkes night

  • In Guy Fawkes bonfires, people burn an effigy known as the Guy


Guy fawkes night

  • Children would beg “a penny for the Guy”

  • They would use the money to buy fireworks


Guy fawkes night

  • On Guy Fawkes Night, people eat traditional foods such as:

    • Bonfire toffee

    • Toffee apples

    • Jacket potatoes

      • The potatoes are wrapped in foil and cooked in the bonfire or its embers

    • Black peas with vinegar

    • Potato pie with pickled red cabbage


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