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Guy Fawkes Celebrations 2011

When
Saturday, November 05, 2011

All Day

Where
New Zealand National Events

Cost
Free

Age Restrictions
All Ages

Guy Fawkes celebrations throughout New Zealand 2011

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day and Bonfire Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain.

Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was caught guarding explosives placed beneath the House of Lords and arrested.

Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure.

 
 

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