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November 5 Bonfire Day: the British night of fun fires and fireworks     United Kingdom 

November 5 Bonfire Day: the British night of fun fires and fireworks   

The town has been burning fireworks for days, but what can be the real reason why Londoners feel that they have to fire everything, or at least to shoot at the sky?

To dig deep into this strange tradition, we must first make a time travel, back to 1603, when the English King James I, the Protestant religion of Scotland, was the throne of the first Stuart of England. From the new ruler, the English Catholics hoped that their persecution may end and they would also have the right to freely exercise their religion. Of course, however, there were opponents of this endeavor who did not design a small assassination against the king and his ministers as they blow up the Westminster Palace, precisely on the opening day of parliament.

The cruel plan was designed by a Guy (Guido) Fawkes and his companions, and with the preparations they reached so far that 36 barrels of rifle had been brought to the basement of Parliament by the night’s gaze – as much as they could have virtually dusted the building, killing all the explosions even inside.

The plan, however, fluttered when Lord William Parker Monteagle’s baron received an anonymous letter with a warning that he would do better if he avoided the neighborhood of Parliament’s building the next day. Parker did not have the rest of his freshly-informed information to be shared with the parliamentary guard, so even on the dawn of the scheduled parliamentary opening day, ie on November 5, large-scale research was ordered at Westminster Palace, tracing it from the basement to the attic.

During that time, Fawkes was hiding in the cellar of the building, waiting for the moment to fire the enormous amount of firepower, but luckily the palace guards discovered the cowardly assassin at the last minute. Fawkes was arrested, taken to the Tower and tortured there until he released his associates, who were then executed one by one.

Lord Parker’s loyalty to the ruler was £ 500 in cash prizes and £ 200 worth of donations, and the king declared the November 5th as a nationwide Thanksgiving Day, the first public celebration in 1606.

Nowadays, in the whole country, they commemorate the attempted sinister attempt to fire at a number of places, fireworks are fired at the sky, and even where puppets are being thrown into the fire as well as personalizing Fawkes and conspiratorial friends.

Source: Guide London / Youtube /

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