We all know the rhyme uttered around Bonfire Night. . .

Remember, remember the fifth of November,

Gunpowder treason and plot.

We see no reason

Why gunpowder treason

Should ever be forgot.

. . . but do you know the story of gunpowder treason it’s supposed to help you remember?

Let’s take a moment to remind you.

On 5th November 1605, a Catholic conspirator named Guy Fawkes was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder beneath the Houses of Parliament. He was arrested before he had a chance to blow the place to rubble with King James I inside.

The people of London – grateful the Gunpowder Plot was foiled – took to the streets in celebration. They lit bonfires around the city to burn effigies of Fawkes, sparking the annual Bonfire Night holiday.

Over the time, the celebrations have spread from the capital across the UK. What’s more, the holiday now involves not just bonfires, but lots of fireworks too. People of all ages come out to enjoy elaborate firework displays up and down the country.

The skies light up with all the best kinds of fireworks. Rockets and Chrysanthemums explode. Catherine Wheels spiral, sending sparks flying in all directions. Fountains sizzle and hiss. Roman Candles burst into colour.

You can find out more about the different types of fireworks by checking out our guide on this page. And if you’re looking for a more modern way to celebrate Bonfire Night, why not check out the range of firework-themed bgo online slots now available at bgo.com, the popular UK casino site?

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