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Guy fawkes night

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Guy fawkes night

  1. 1. Guy Fawkes Night
  2. 2. • Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on November 5. • It is celebrated in many English-speaking countries….but not in America!
  3. 3. • Guy Fawkes Night celebrates the failure of a plot to kill the King of England in 1605. • A group of conspirators plotted to blow up the House of Parliament, with King James the First inside.
  4. 4. • Guy Fawkes and others stored gunpowder in a cellar below the House of Parliament. • The conspirators were discovered and arrested before they could explode the gunpowder.
  5. 5. • After the plot failed, the people of London lit bonfires to celebrate the King’s deliverance. • The tradition has continued every year.
  6. 6. Remember, remember the fifth of November, The gunpowder treason and plot, I know of no reason Why the gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot.
  7. 7. • In Guy Fawkes bonfires, people burn an effigy known as the Guy
  8. 8. • Children would beg “a penny for the Guy” • They would use the money to buy fireworks
  9. 9. • On Guy Fawkes Night, people eat traditional foods such as: – Bonfire toffee – Toffee apples – Jacket potatoes • The potatoes are wrapped in foil and cooked in the bonfire or its embers – Black peas with vinegar – Potato pie with pickled red cabbage

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