What is Guy Fawkes Night / Bonfire Night?


Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is an annual celebration on the evening of 5th November. It marks the downfall of the Gunpowder Plot of 5 November 1605, in which a number of conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, were alleged to be attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London.

There are several foods that are traditionally consumed on Guy Fawkes Night:

  • black treacle goods such as bonfire toffee and parkin, toffee apples
  • baked potatoes, more commonly and traditionally referred to as jacket potatoes, which are wrapped in foil and cooked in the bonfire or its embers
  • black peas with vinegar

Enjoy !!

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