|The Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations in East Sussex are legendary. Image: BBC|
The fifth of November...
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!
Now, there are more than a few Americans out there who probably have no idea what Bonfire night or who Guy Fawkes is. It's not celebrated over here so why would they? Unless they were hardcore anglophiles who knew everything about the UK and it's culture and customs. To give a brief summary, Bonfire/Guy Fawkes night celebrates the failed assassination attempt of King James I on the 5th November 1605. More commonly known as the 'Gunpowder Plot' a group of disgruntled Catholics plotted to kill the king more than a century before the United States existed and were caught and the plot foiled. Listen to the episode to find out more! If you're British, do you celebrate Bonfire Night? And if so, how do you celebrate?
Also listen to find out who won our British Snacks Giveaway! Yes! WE HAVE A WINNER!!