Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Actenforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure.
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- Which festivals in your country remember historical events?
- Do you have any festivals that are similar to Bonfire Night in your country?
- When do you have firework displays in your country?
- Do you think you like Bonfire Night? Why / why not?
- Do you think festivals area good way to remember historical events?
- Are fireworks legal in your country?
- How do you feel about fireworks and crackers?
- Have you ever handled them?
- Some people think that children shouldn't be allowed to handle fireworks. What are some of the possible risks?