Remember, remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot...
As the old poem reminds us, Bonfire night (or Guy Fawkes day) is celebrated every year on the 5th November, and we think it’s one of the best nights of the year. Here are Misty Cashmere’s top tips to enjoy the celebrations:
Stock up on mulled wine or make it yourself. Mulled wine is an important feature of bonfire night – you need it to keep warm!
Seek out your local traditions and festivities – bonfire celebrations are enjoyed in schools/villages/cities/communities throughout the country, and each has its own special features/songs/processions. Bonfire night is an annual festivity that has burnt bright for over five hundred years; get involved and clued up on local activities and stories of Guy Fawkes and the gang.
Make sure dogs and other pets are safe. Animals - unsurprisingly - get spooked by loud bangs. Bring them inside, shut the curtains, and turn the lights off to try and make them feel safe.
Buy sparklers. Sparklers are just the best.
Enjoy leftover Halloween sweets/toffee apples/candy floss - food that you wouldn't usually go for. And if you have a more savory tooth, hearty, warming food such as jacket potatoes, stews, and lots of pigs in blankets are always popular.
Enjoy the fireworks and bonfire display!