Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night, 5th November

Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night, Cracker Night, Fireworks Night) is an annual celebration on the evening of the 5th of November. It celebrates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of the 5th of November 1605 in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London, England.

It is primarily marked in the United Kingdom where it was compulsory, by Royal Decree, to celebrate the deliverance of the King until 1859, but also in former British colonies including New Zealand, parts of Canada, and parts of the British Caribbean. Festivities are centred on the use of fireworks and the lighting of bonfires.
(From Wikipedia)
Guy Fawkes Day (treasure hunt).


lour ptrna said...

Hello teacher¡¡ How are you? This British custom is very strange...but is funny because the British students haven't got class¡¡XD¡¡

I hope you spend a good weekend. We see on Monday.


Marisa García said...

Hi Lourdes! Thanks for visiting the blog and leaving a comment. I want you to know British customs and traditions, given that you are studying its language.

And thanks for your good wishes, I hope you spend a really nice weekend too! See you on Monday, then. Bye!

Brett said...

Fireworks Year Round :) !

ana said...

Really impressed with the job you have done! Keep up the good work! I had a look at it last year, but you have included so many things...
I´m in the kitchen!

Marisa García said...

Hi AnA! Welcome to my blog! I'm glad you like it, and I encourage you to try and create one. By the way, be careful with the kitchen, lol!!!