“Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason. Should ever be forgot.” So what is it that makes us celebrate Bonfire night four centuries after Guy Fawkes’ gunpowder plot? In the UK, Bonfire Night is celebrated annually on the 5th of November, and is associated with the tradition of Guy Fawkes Night, although many of its traditions have been lost to modern revelry. These traditions can be dated back to 1605, when thirteen young men planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Among them was Guy Fawkes, Britain’s most notorious traitor. The men, along with many other Catholics in Britain, disagreed with the crowning of then King James I. On November the 5th 1605, the group plotted to fill a cellar under the Houses of Parliament with gunpowder. In doing so, they would kill the King, and the members of Parliament who were making life difficult for the Catholics. On the night of the gunpowder plot, Guy Fawkes was betrayed, and authorities captured him in the cellar, tortured him and he was later executed. That night, bonfires were lit all over the country to celebrate the safety of the King. Since then, bonfires have been continued to be set alight every November, becoming more elaborate and extravagant each year! Bonfire Night is a great time to spend with friends and family. Get children to build their very own ‘Guy’ with old clothes, straw and newspaper and tell them the significance of putting the effigy on the bonfire. Other activities such as apple bobbing, lighting sparklers and making treacle toffee are great ways to entertain children who may not be enthusiastic about the fireworks! Bonfire Night can also be incredibly romantic whether you are single or in a relationship. It might be that your current relationship could do with a few sparks, and sometimes you have to start a fire to rekindle a romance. The 5th of November can also be a great time to meet someone new. Firework displays are traditional in cities and villages all around the UK, and can be great places to meet new people in your area, or to take someone on a date. If you would like to know what this 5th of November holds for your love life then phone Psychic Light and see if there will be fireworks for you this Bonfire Night.