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In England, Guy Fawkes night is celebrated on  5th November. At the end of October children begin to collect wood to make a bonfire which will be lit on the anniversary of the event. They make a life-size puppet of Guy Fawkes with old clothes, straw, newspapers and papier mache. Sometimes the effigy is a politician, usually someone in disgrace. In the week or so before Bonfire Night children take their Guys on the corner of the street and beg passers by for “A Penny for the Guy”.  
The kids use the money to buy fireworks for the evening festivies. To remember this event there is a famous poem. On the night the Guy is placed on the top of the bonfire, which is then set alights and fireworks fill the sky. The Bonfire is usually kept burning
for many hours and it is great fun to gather round, roast potatoes and eat ginger bread and other special treats while watching the Guy burn. In some ways Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year. Bonfires formed an important part of Celtic New Year Celebration- warding off evil spirits.
 Bonfires play a part in many costumes all over the world. Bonfire Night is not only celebrated
in Britain. The tradition crossed the oceans and established itself in the British Colonies during centuries.
 Today November 5th Bonfires are still lit up in some far away  places like Newfoudland in Canada, and some areas in New Zeland.

         

    
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