Guy fawkes night adapted

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Guy fawkes night adapted

  1. 1. Celebrations and national holidays in the UK.
  2. 2. What holidays do we have in the UK?
  3. 3. Can you think of anymore?
  4. 4. Guy Fawkes Night- 5th November Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason, Should ever be forgot
  5. 5. A traditional English celebration… 1. Why is Guy Fawkes Night so important in England? (Bonfire Night) 2. How is it celebrated? 3. A modern adaptation.
  6. 6. Why is Guy Fawkes Night so important in England? • Guy Fawkes is the person most associated with the Gunpowder Plot to blow up James I ,the Houses of Lords and Commons when James opened Parliament on November 5th 1605.
  7. 7. Houses of Parliament
  8. 8. Gunpowder Plot • Fawkes and his group put 36 barrels of gunpowder in cellars under the Houses of Parliament in London, ready to set off a massive explosion.
  9. 9. Why didn´t it work? • A member of the group sent a letter to the King to tell him of the plans. • Guy Fawkes was arrested. • He was hung, drawn and quartered.
  10. 10. How do we celebrate this day? • Bonfires • A statue of Guy Fawkes in burned in every village/town/city. • Lots of fireworks! • We eat baked potatoes.
  11. 11. Video • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7eLQS4E mnY
  12. 12. Modern Adaptation • V for Vendetta
  13. 13. Time to talk! • Why do we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night? • How is November 5th celebrated in England? • Are there any celebrations similar in Spain? • Is it a celebration you would like to see?

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