Guy Fawkes Night is Tomorrow

Tomorrow night is Guy Fawkes Night.

The day dates back to 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords.

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.

In Newfoundland the date has been celebrated with fires in communities across the province.

Bonfire Safety Tips:

  1. Build bonfires in a safe location, away from danger

  2. Ensure that your bonfire is stable and remember to never light it with a flammable liquid.

  3. Keep everyone well back from open fires and ensure children are supervised at all times

  4. Tips on how to extinguish your bonfire in an emergency

  5. Always pour water on the embers before leaving the bonfire at the end of the bonfire party.