Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual celebration held on 5 November, mainly in Great Britain. It’s history dates back to the events of 5 November 1605 when a member of the plot — Guy Fawkes was captured while guarding explosives placed beneath the House of Lords that were made to blow it up. The conspiracy in which he was involved was called the Gunpowder Plot and established in order to abolish reigns of King James I. To celebrate the fact that King has survived people lit bonfires on 5 November every year. Arrested Guy Fawkes is a symbol of the Gunpowder Plot failure. His effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, often in the accompaniment of fireworks. Carnival in Bridgwater, which refers to the conspiracy in 1605 is known as one of the biggest parades. It consists of illuminated floats, people dance and dress up. Carnival’s purpose is to raise money for local charities and of course have fun.

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