BONFIRE NIGHT, GUY FAWKES NIGHT WHAT IS IT?
An annual commemoration observed on 05 November in Great-Britain.
On 05 November 1605, Guy Fawkes, a Catholic, was arrested for trying to assassinate the Protestant King James I of England and blowing up Parliament, by putting explosives under the House of Lords. He didn�??t succeed and was arrested and executed for treason.
Even though the true story behind the celebration is serious and sad, Bonfire Night is traditionally celebrated as a night of fun and fireworks and Guy Fawkes has come to symbolise the anti-establishment protest movement. The Guy Fawkes mask is worn by protestors around the world and the story inspired the graphic novel and film, V-for-Vendetta.
Guy Fawkes Mask
You can find more information about this traditional celebration on http://www.bonfirenight.net/:
WHERE TO GO FOR BONFIRE NIGHT IN LEEDS?
Roundhay Park hosts the city�??s biggest bonfire
Bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm
Fireworks will start at 8.00pm
In the following parks Bonfires and Fireworks will be displayed:
East End Park
Springhead Park (Rothwell)
Bonfires will be lit at 7.00pm
Fireworks will start at 7.30pm
Also at Kirkstall Abbey.