Remember, remember the Fifth of November gunpowder, treason and plot!
So today we celebrate Guy Fawkes night or Bonfire night as most people now call it. The events of the 5th November 1605 nearly changed the course of the nation’s history, 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 Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure. So we now celebrate this event by lighting bonfires and burning homemade Guy Fawkes figures whilst letting off fireworks.
There is lots of food associated with Bonfire night, toffee apples, treacle toffee, parkin, toasted marshmallows and sausages cooked over fires. One of the easiest and warming foods is a baked potato. These can be filled with all kinds of fillings such as beans, cheese or tuna or just enjoyed with butter. Something everyone enjoys!
However you spend your Bonfire night please keep yourself and your animals safe and have a great time!Go Back