Guy Fawkes Day – 5th November 2023

Guy Fawkes Day which is also known as Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire Night and Firework Night.

This event is celebrated on the 5th of November every year primarily in Great Britain.

This is a very interesting and amazing event and people celebrate the Night and Day gathering in Public places, do colorful things and most of that they feel joy by doing fireworks.

Why do we celebrate bonfire night?

The history of this day begins with the events of 5th November 1605. When Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, did a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby.

He was arrested while securing explosives placed beneath the House of Lords during the State Opening of England’s Parliament. Later-on as the remembrance event and as a gesture of thanksgiving to God people of Britain celebrate this day every 5th of November each year.

Who is Guy Fawkes?

Fawkes was the world-famous thanks to his unique mustache face. People adopted as a mask by anti-capitalists but Guy Fawkes is best known for an unsuccessful attempt to commit the infamous act of terror of blowing up King James I and the Houses of Parliament.

On the day of 5th November in 1605, The Guy was arrested as he was ready to destroy the Houses of Lords during state opening and kill all inside it including the King and in what became known as the Gunpowder Plot.

Aside from that, what do we know about the conspirator who was just 35 when he died?

Fawkes was born on the 13th of April 1570 in Stonegate in York and died on 31 January 1606. He studies from St. Peter’s School in York, preferring to be called Guido Fawkes. As a boy, he lived near York with his father Edward and his mother Edith.

Guy Fawkes Poem

People do celebrations on 5th November by performing different acts like Fireworks and Singing Guy Fawkes Poems in the streets.

One beautiful Guy Fawkes poem is written below,

Remember, remember!

The fifth of November,

The Gunpowder treason and plot;

I know of no reason

Why the Gunpowder treason

Should ever forget!

Guy Fawkes and his companions

Did the scheme contrive,

To blow the King and Parliament

All up alive.

Threescore barrels laid below,

To prove old England’s overthrow.

But, by God’s providence, him they catch,

With a dark lantern, lighting a match!

A stick and a stake

For King James’s sake!

If you won’t give me one,

I’ll take two,

The better for me,

And the worse for you.

A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,

A penn’orth of cheese to choke him,

A pint of beer to wash it down,

And a jolly good fire to burn him.

Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!

Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! God save the King!

Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!

Guy Fawkes Quotes

Some of the famous Guy Fawkes quotes are mentioned below,

  • Know you, enemy!
  • To blow your scotch beggars back to your native mountains.
  • If you won’t let us Dream, we won’t let you sleep.
  • I will rather die standing than live kneeling.
  • If my words threaten those in power, so be it.
  • If my Picture alarm the people, that is good.
  • Your teeth come down, my sword goes up.
  • The Corrupt fear us, The Heroic join us.
  • I am not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance.
  • Truth is Truth even if no one believes it, A Lie is a Lie even if everyone believes it.

I hope you liked my article about Guy Fawkes Day.


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