This fun holiday started out as a way to remember the gunpowder plot of November 5, 1605. A group of schemers, including the infamous Guy Fawkes, tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill the king.
But, the plan was foiled! To celebrate an end to the plot, people burned ‘Guys’ they made from newspaper and old clothes. This started off a tradition we still enjoy today – although now Bonfire Night is a time to get together, enjoying the way fireworks and bonfires light up the autumn sky.