Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is an annual event dedicated to bonfires, fireworks and celebrations. Different traditions celebrate Bonfire Night on different days. Some of the most popular instances include Guy Fawkes Night in the United Kingdom, which is also celebrated in some Commonwealth countries; Northern Ireland’s Eleventh Night, a precursor to The Twelfth; 23 June in the Republic of Ireland, and 5 of November in Newfoundland and Labrador. Often known as St John’s Eve, a similar bonfire tradition survives in parts of Scandinavia and is known as Walpurgis Night. Several other cultures also include night-time celebrations involving bonfires and/or fireworks.