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Guy Fawkes Day Britain
05-05 November
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Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night is an annual celebration held on the evening of  5 November to mark the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 5 November 1605, in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, attempted to destroy the Houses of Parliament in London.

The occasion is primarily celebrated in Great Britain where, by an Act of Parliament called The Thanksgiving Act, it was compulsory until 1859, to celebrate the deliverance of the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Several customs are present in the celebrating of Guy Fawkes Day. Although many celebrate it worldwide, it is of course based in Great Britain. Fireworks and bonfires are common, and it used to be a custom to make a “guy”, or a figure of Guy Fawkes to burn. It was even tradition for a while for children to make a “guy” and stand in the street with a sign asking for a “penny for the guy”, which they would use to buy fireworks. These more violent traditions have fallen out of favor. Traditional foods include: Bonfire toffee, Toffee apples, Baked potatoes, Black peas, Potato pie, Groaty pudding.

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