Read and speak about a very popular autumn festival celebrated in the UK on November 5th. You’ll know why it is called Bofire Night and Guy Fawkes Night.

Speak about Bonfire Night in Great Britain 

  1. In the UK, Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on November 5th.
  2. It is a very popular festival in Britain.
  3. It’s not a public holiday.
  4. All schools and public organizations are open as usual.
  5. It’s a special day in honour of a historic event.
  6. It’s the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament led by a man called Guy Fawkes.
  7. All over Britain there are fireworks and bonfires with models of Guy Fawkes, which are burned on the fire.
  8. The Guy is made of old clothes.
  9. Some people have a small bonfire in their garden on November 5th.
  10. In towns and cities there are big bonfires and fireworks.
  11. The biggest fireworks display is the Edenbridge Display in Kent.
  12. Edenbridge also has the biggest Guy.
  13. A 9-metre ‘celebrity’ model is burned there every year.
  14. It’s normally quite cold in November in Britain, so on Bonfire Night people wear hats, scarves and gloves to spend the evening outside.
  15. They need some warm food too.
  16. Children’s favorite part during Gay Fawkes Night is the tasty food sold in streets.
  17. Traditional Bonfire Night food is hot baked potatoes.
  18. The potatoes are cooked on the bonfire and filled with butter and cheese.
  19. There are also toffee apples (apples on a stick, covered in sweet toffee).
  20. In the north of England they eat a special type of cake called parkin.
  21. Cooking marshmallows on the bonfire is also popular. Yum!
  22. In Britain only adults can buy fireworks but in the past they were sold to children too.
  23. During the days before Bonfire Night, children used to take their home-made Guys onto the streets and ask for ‘a penny for the Guy’ to collect money to buy fireworks.
  24. Now you have to be over 18 to buy fireworks, and safety on Bonfire Night is an important issue.
  25. In some regions people keep the tradition of dressing up into spooky thematic outfits.
  26. However, not everyone favors this legendary holiday.
  27. There were many cases of injuries, connected with fireworks.
  28. That’s why many people are against loud celebration.


Remember, remember

The 5th of November,

Gunpowder, treason and plot.

We see no reason why

Gunpowder treason

Should ever be forgot.