This category lists sites and pages about the Lewes Bonfire Night celebrations, which is always celebrated on November 5th unless it falls on a Sunday, then it will be held on the 4th. On this date in 1605, a group of Roman Catholics, led by Guy Fawkes, unsuccessfully attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in what became known as the Gunpowder Plot. Guy' Fawkes' Day" Pronunciation: (gI' fôks'), (in Britain) November 5, celebrating the anniversary of the capture of Guy Fawkes. Cf. Gunpowder Plot. Bon•fire Pronunciation: (bon'fIur"), —n. 1. A large fire built in the open air, for warmth, entertainment, or celebration, to burn leaves, garbage, etc., or as a signal. 2. any fire built in the open Gun'powder Plot" An unsuccessful plot to kill King James I and the assembled Lords and Commons by blowing up Parliament, November 5, 1605, in revenge for the laws against Roman Catholics. Cf. Guy Fawkes Day. Guy Fawkes Day, Guy Fawkes Night and Bonfire Night are all the same, as in The Fall and Autumn.
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Cliffe Bonfire Society Ltd.
Formed in 1853. Provides history with details of events, image gallery and details of priced articles for sale.
Lewes Bonfire Council
Information about the societies involved in the world famous celebrations. Includes history and advice.
Of Bonfires Famous and Infamous
A view of the celebration from the European Institute of Protestant Studies.
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