Bonfire Night

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!

mulled wine

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.

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Buy sparklers. Sparklers are just the best.

Wrap up warmly. If you are going to be standing outside all evening, you are going to need the works: gloves, scarfs, muffs, mittens, balaclavas. And don't forget to layer up with Misty Cashmere; the think knit of our unisex jumper will keep you cosy.
Keep safe - stay away from firecrackers and ensure that children understand the danger of fire. Stay in the designated area and follow the instructions of stewards. If you are worried about fire safety, etc., then check out this website. It’s full of nuggets of information; did you know that fireworks can travel at speeds of 150mph - which is the cruising speed of some biplanes.

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!