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Published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

5th of November: Bonfire Night - Guy Fawke's Night

This unique British festival also called Guy Fawkes Day (Night). Originally it comes from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 when a man called Guy Fawkes and a group of plotters tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament of London with barrel of gunpowder in the basement. They wanted to kill King James I because they felt the king was treating the Roman Catholics unfairly.

Guy Fawkes' jow was to keep watch the barrels of gunpowder and to light the fuse. On the morning of 5th of November the soldiers discovered and arrested him. He was executed shortly after his arrest.

In celebration of his survival, King James ordered that the people of England should have a great bonfire on the night on 5th November.

If you are in Edinburgh don’t miss the opportunity to join the crowds to celebrate this special day.

Meadowbank Sports Centre
London Road,
Edinburgh EH7 6AE
It’s where the city’s biggest fireworks display takes place. It will start with a pre-show entertainment at 6.30pm with Big Al, a DJ from a local radio who will be the evening’s host. The fireworks display will start at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £6 but can only be bought online.

 

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