- Remember, remember the fifth of November
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The tradition of Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes Night) originates from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, which could have changed the course of British history. For over 400 years since the failed attempt to blow up King James I and the Houses of Parliament, we remember the fifth of November by setting off fireworks and burning effigies of Guy Fawkes – the most famous of the conspirators in the plot – on a bonfire. It's a quintessentially British affair, which was actually illegal not to celebrate up until 1959. Enjoy the festivities – including those scrumptious toffee apples – and make sure you stay safe.