Join us at Bacon's Castle for the Annual Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night! You may bring blankets and chairs for the day's events. General Admission includes entrance to the grounds for the day's events.
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What is Guy Fawkes Day?
On November 5th, 1605 Catholic and anti-Protestant Guy Fawkes and 12 co-conspirators spent months planning to blow up King James I of England and Parliamentarians, but their assassination attempt was foiled when Fawkes was discovered lurking in a cellar below the House of Lords next to 36 barrels of gunpowder. Londoners immediately began lighting bonfires in celebration that the plot had failed. A few months later Parliament declared "5th of November" a public day of thanksgiving. Guy Fawkes Day, also known as Bonfire Night, has been around in one form or another ever since. The evening serves as a pro-establishment/patriotic event for the United Kingdom. In modern times the evening festivities include fireworks, bonfires, and enjoying baked potatoes and hot mulled wine. Effigies of the "Guy" and unpopular political leaders may also be burnt.