Bonfire Night in Plymouth

Bonfire Night in Plymouth, England 2012















Bon Fire Night (aka. Guy Fawkes Night) is an annual festival celebrated all over England on or around the 5th of November. The festival celebrates the survival of King James the 1st when he was plotted to be killed by a religious group and their Gunpowder Plot in 1605. The celebration starts by setting up a huge bonfire and burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes (one of the men from the religious group). The event proceeds with a great display of fireworks. Many towns set up  fairs and organize special concerts/ performances on this day.











(More on the history and Gunpowder Plot: )

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