Archive for the ‘Bonfire Night’ Category

Bonfire night is almost upon us and BritEvents have a great new page advertising all the firework displays and bonfires around the UK.

Nearly every town in the UK now has a professional bonfire and firework display, a great idea, as not only is it safer, but it is cheaper to go along to an organised bonfire and let the professionals take the strain, sometimes charging  just a few quid for a great night out.

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is an annual event, which began with the events of 5th November in 1605, when Guy Fawkes was arrested whilst he guarded explosives that were placed beneath the House Of Lords.

The bonfires and firework displays, which occur mainly in England, are to celebrate the fact that King James I had survived being blown to smithereens.

Just months after the plot was thwarted there was the  introduction of Observance of 5th November Act,  an annual day of thanksgiving  celebrating the failure of a plot to blow up the House Of Commons.

BritEvents have thousands of Bonfire and Firework displays added to the site each year, so this year with a new look site that was relaunched just a few weeks ago, we decided to have a page dedicated to the  5th November celebrations in Britain, which includes an easy to use map of events.

Many of the events up and down the country not only have spectacular fireworks and bonfires, but some include fairground rides and food stalls ready to entertain the whole family.

BritEvents also has a comprehensive list of bonfires and Firework displays from all over the country, which is still growing.

If you are organising your own celebrations, why not add your bonfire events to, it’s not just easy, it’s free!

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