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Bonfire Night. What is it?

Bonfire Night. What is it?

记住,记住11月5号,炸药,叛国与阴谋。

为什么英国人在这一天举行庆祝活动呢?

1605年,一群英格兰天主教极端分子试图炸毁英国国会大厦。“火药阴谋”的目的是杀害詹姆一世和他的大臣并企图恢复天主教。如果这帮天主教徒成功了,“火药阴谋”就会成为当时的九一一袭击事件。如今在烟火节,我们把阴谋策划人(盖伊·福克斯)的假人像放在篝火顶上,庆祝他当场被抓获阴谋没有得逞。

‘Remember, remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder,Treason & Plot’

Why do English people celebrate this date with bonfires & fireworks?

The origins of this commemoration are rooted in an attempt by Catholic radicals in Protestant England of 1605 to blow up the Houses of Parliaments and kill not only the king but all his ministers and government and restore England to the Catholic church. Had this event succeeded, it would have been the equivalent of 9/11 today and would have certainly changed the course of English/and later British history. The name of one the radicals was Guy Fawkes, and his effigy is sometimes burnt on a bonfire to celebrate the failure of the conspiracy, as it was he who was caught red handed, ready to light the fuse, under the Houses of Parliament.