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Celebrating Bonfire Night in Sheffield

Posted 04 November 2014
Autumn celebrations in Sheffield

Autumn is a colourful and lively season of the year in the UK. As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder, the trees start to shed their leaves, turning towns and countryside beautiful shades of yellow, auburn and red. There are many things to see and do, including taking part in fun celebrations such as Bonfire Night.

Remember, remember the 5th of November

Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is an annual celebration that started in the early 17th century. The story begins back in 1605 when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested for planning to blow up the House of Lords in London and King James I along with it. To celebrate the failed attempt on the King's life, people of London lit bonfires. This practice soon became an annual celebration. Today, Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated with stunning firework displays across the UK, simulating the explosive gunpowder Fawkes intended to use in his plot. You can join in with the celebrations by going along to your local bonfire or fireworks night. Check out the fireworks display, After Dark at Don Valley Grass Bowl on 5th November from 5.30pm until 10pm.