Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is celebrated all over the UK.

Every year on 5th November, the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes is remembered.

Throughout England, towns and villages light huge bonfires,
let off magnificent fireworks,burn an effigy (a homemade model of a man, like a scarecrow) and celebrate the fact the Parliament and James I were not blown sky high by Guy Fawkes.

Traditional Bonfire Night Food
As well as burning effigy of Guy Fawkes, the bonfires are used to cook potatoes wrapped in foil and to heat up soup for the crowds that come to watch the fireworks.

The traditional cake eaten on bonfire night is Parkin Cake, a sticky cake containing 

  •  a mix of oatmeal
  • ginger
  •  treacle 
  • and syrup

Other foods include 

  • sausages cooked over the flames 
  • and marshmallows toasted in the fire.

Firework Displays
In main town and cities, torch-lit processions are also popular on this night too. The procession leads to where the bonfire and firework displays are.