Guy Fawkes Day 2016

Guy Fawkes Day is commemorated in the memory of Guy Fawkes. He adopted the name Guido Fawkes while fighting for the Spanish who belonged to English Catholics to assassinate King James I of England in 1605.

Guy Fawkes was born in 1570, and educated in New York. He failed in his conspiracy and was caught in the basement of the Parliament with tons of gunpowder to kill all members of the government- King James I, members of the House of Lords, members of the House of Common and King James's heir Henry in an explosion.

When was This Day formed?

Britons and people of the U.S celebrate the demise of Guy Fawkes and other terrorist conspirators on November 5 each year by burning their likeness in image on bonfires and setting fireworks ablaze. This particular day is also known as Firework Night Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Day

The conspiracy to explode the Houses of Parliament on November 5, 1605, is known as the Gunpowder Plot This conspiracy of Guy Fawkes and his fellow members was discovered on the night before the explosion was to happen.

The origins of this conspiracy still remain unclear and the truth will likely never be known. Generations of historians believe this conspiracy to be an attempt to re-set up the Catholic region. Lately, others have suspected that the conspiracy was the work of a group of agents who were anxious to disrepute the Jesuits and strengthen the dominance of the Protestant religion.

How is Celebrated?

Guy Fawkes Day is also known as Bonfire Night. This day calls for a celebration across the United Kingdom. Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated by blazing traditional fireworks. Children roam the streets in the day directing up to the event, flourishing their effigies known as Guysand ask passers-by for a “Penny for the guy”.

Families gather for food and celebration that might seem inappropriate with the event's bloody origins. Besides having a share of bonfires, Guy Fawkes has in recent years become a hero to the modern activists in the Tea Party movement, and also to the anonymous Internet muckrakers at 4chan.

Guy Fawkes Day 2016