Guy Fawkes Night celebrates the foiling of an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London on November 5, 1605. The attack was planned by a group of Catholic conspirators, which included Guy Fawkes. The explosives would have been set off when King James I/ King James VI of Scotland and many parliamentary members were in the building. The conspirators were later arrested, tortured and executed.
Nowdays, it’s a fun holiday where bonfires are lit, people have cookouts, and fireworks are set off. Since I live in America, it isn’t celebrated here so I’m on my own. It’s an excuse for me to try my hand at cooking neat things like treacle toffee. Any chance I have to try something new AND celebrate a holiday makes me happy happy happy.