Bonfire Night

5 11 2012

Did you know the word “bonfire” comes from “bonefire”, a fire in which bones were burnt?

Today, 5th November, British people celebrate Bonfire night or Guy Fawke’s Night. This tradition started to celebrate the failure of The Gunpowder Plot, a plan to blow up King James I and the Houses of Parliament in 1605.

If you want to know more about this holiday, watch this video:

Then, you can play this game to check what you have learned.

Which festivals in your country remember historical events or have firework displays?  Write your comments and let us know!