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People in Britain celebrate Bonfire Night every year on
November 5th. It is the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot.
In 1605 a group of men made a secret plan to blow up the
Houses of Parliament and kill King James I. The men were
angry because King James did not want them to practise their
religion. One of the men was called Guy Fawkes. It was his job
to hide with the gunpowder under the Houses of Parliament
and start the explosion on the day Parliament opened.
On November 5th, soldiers found Guy Fawkes with the gunpowder. He was arrested and couldn’t start the
explosion. In prison, the soldiers forced Guy Fawkes to tell them about the secret plan. He and the other
men were executed for treason.
To celebrate stopping the men, King James told people to light bonfires every November 5
th. Now, people
go to see a bonfire and fireworks, and make a model of Guy Fawkes to burn on top of the fire.
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