Today is 5th November - Bonfire Night. You may see a lot of fireworks this evening and enjoy watching colorful displays. But do you know where Bonfire Night tradition came from? It actually marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot organised by Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Bonfire Night is also referred to as Guy Fawkes Night as Guy Fawkes was one of the people responsible for the plot. The explosives would have been set off when King James I of England (King James VI of Scotland) and many parliamentary members were in the building. The conspirators were later arrested, tortured and executed. So Bonfire Night celebrates the foiling of an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
I hope you will have nice time tonight watching colorful fireworks with your Mum. Make sure you are safe and you don’t come too close to the display.