Last night Fyling Hall pupils took part in the very British tradition of Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night. What may seem a very peculiar tradition to non British, is much anticipated annual event. It is also a great community event. Pupils had a great night at Burniston’s event, enjoying the bonfire, food stalls, and of course, fireworks . . . in spite of the rain!
Bonfire Night is held annually on 5th November. It marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot organised by Catholic conspirators in 1605. Their intention was to blow up the Houses of Parliament, killing all inside including the King. The foiled plot became known as the Gunpowder Plot. One of the most famous conspirators was Guy Fawkes. To celebrate the safety of the King, bonfires were set alight. Since then, 5th November is commemorated every year with fireworks and burning effigies of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire.