Bonfire Night - November 5
Sat, Nov 5, 2022

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is celebrated each year on November 5th to commemorate an attempt in the 17th century to overthrow the monarch James I, as well as parliament. The attempt was unsuccessful, but left a significant mark on history, so people still gather on this autumn day, light fires, arrange fireworks, learn more about the Gunpowder Plot.


The holiday is dedicated to a political event, which means intrigues, murders, betrayals. Believe me, you will not find such events even on Netflix. Bonfire night in the UK is filled with disappointment and a taste of failure. Tragic events happened in the 17th century, but even now, in the 21st century, people remember the brave attempt by Guy Fawkes, Robert Catesby and their accomplices to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. The event has gone down in history as the Gunpowder Plot.

A group of ardent Catholics wanted to restore Catholicism, for this they decided to blow up the Palace of Westminster when Parliament and the monarch were supposed to be there. After the coup failed, November 5th was declared Bonfire Night.

Interesting Facts

  • On this day, many people attend the fireworks display that ends numerous festivals.
  • Participants of the event kindle their fires, launch fireworks themselves.
  • The perfect dish for Bonfire Night: donuts flavored with cinnamon, made from biscuit dough, with sugar and cinnamon, chocolate eclairs, banana s’more – this is a baked banana with a marshmallow-chocolate filling, of course, sandwiches with your favorite toppings.

How to celebrate

Organize a party and kindle a fire, prepare delicious snacks and drinks, gather friends. On the fire you can cook sausages or sausages, bake bananas. Read more historical literature, learn about the events of November 1605.

When is Bonfire Night celebrated in 2022?

Bonfire Night is observed on November 5 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday November 5 2022
Sunday November 5 2023
Tuesday November 5 2024
Wednesday November 5 2025
Thursday November 5 2026