England, Guy Fawkes night is celebrated on 5th
of October children begin to collect wood to make a
bonfire which will be lit on the anniversary of the event.
make a life-size puppet of Guy Fawkes with old clothes, straw, newspapers
and papier mache.
the effigy is a politician, usually someone in disgrace.
the week or so before Bonfire Night children take their Guys on the
corner of the street and beg passers
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 Bonfire is usually kept
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.
an important part of Celtic New Year Celebration-
warding off evil spirits.
play a part in many costumes all over the world.
Night is not only celebrated in Britain.
tradition crossed the oceans and established itself in the British
Colonies during centuries.
November 5th Bonfires are still lit up in some far away
places like Newfoudland in Canada, and some areas in New Zeland.