Bonfire night – 5th November

“Remember, remember the fifth of November,


Gunpowder, treason and plot.


I know of no reason


Why the gunpowder treason


Should ever be forgot.”


On the 5th November we celebrate Bonfire night in the UK. Families gather round the bonfire with sparklers and watch fireworks displays. Traditionally people made a guy with straw and old clothes representing Guy Fawkes* to throw onto the bonfire.


Bonfire = hoguera


Sparklers = bengalas


Fireworks display = espectáculo de fuegos artificiales


Guy = un muñeco de trapo y paja


*Guy Fawkes era un católico que intentó volar el parlamento británico con pólvora y matar al rey protestante Jacobo I. Fue capturado antes de llevarlo a cabo y por esta razón se celebra Bonfire night.


You can learn more about Bonfire Night in A2.4, unit 5a on this app