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Saturday, 5 November 2011

BONFIRE NIGHT!


Today is the 5th of November, a very popular date in England known as Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes´ Day.
In 1605 a group of traitors, ruled by a man called guy Fawkes, tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament with the purpose of killing the king James I. They introduced 36 barrels of gunpowder under the cellars of the building, but they were catched and sent into prison. Since then people celebrate that day with bonfires and fireworks displays. Children make a guy with straw and old clothes and go to ask for "money for the Guy". It is also very common to eat jacket potatoes and toffee apples.
If you have a look at this video, you will get a better idea of this celebration.


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