Bonfire Night vs Staying at Home

November is approaching fast and marks the start of winter.

Apart from my wedding that’s at the end of the month there’s also Bonfire Night that many people celebrate with fireworks and outdoor (safe) fires. I on the other hand often prefer to snuggle up on the sofa and bring the outdoors indoors by simply adding some woodland fresh flowers.

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When is Bonfire Night?

“Remember, Remember the 5th of November” is a little rhyme I learnt when I first came to England.

Why Do we Celebrate Bonfire night?

It’s celebrated in the UK because it marks the day in 1605 when Guy Fawkes, who plotted to blow up the Houses of Parliament, was stopped before his plans could be carried out.

Guy Fawkes lead a group who wanted to return to Catholicism and hoped that by killing the Protestant King, James I, it could be accomplished, hence their plans. However, the information about the attack leaked and the group were found and executed.

Do you celebrate the night with a bonfire or do you stay indoors?

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10 Comments

  • October 25, 2015

    Alina

    I had no idea there was such a thing as bonfire night here in the UK, but Im glad I do now as the fieworks sounds so much fun & I think my lil one would love it. Need to look into it. Love the flowers you have here, they definitely bring an autumn feel to your home x

    Beauty with charm

    • October 25, 2015

      Alina

      Thanks Alina and yes it’s a very unique celebration 🙂

  • October 25, 2015

    Nikki-ann

    Beautiful flowers 🙂

    I usually go up to my brother’s to watch the fireworks over town and spent the evening with my niece & nephew. Although it has rained the past couple of years, so I may just spend it indoors with a nice hot drink instead.

    • October 26, 2015

      Alina

      That’s really lovely but I do see why you might want to spend it indoors this time around! 😉

  • October 27, 2015

    Nevena Krstic

    Beautiful photos! I usually stay in for Bonfire night 🙂 xx

    • October 27, 2015

      Alina

      Thank you very much and hope that you’re cost this year Bonfire night ! 🙂

  • October 30, 2015

    El

    I usually stay at home on the bonfire night, as there aren’t very much happening around my area

    • October 31, 2015

      Alina

      That’s fair enough. Be sure to tuck in with a mug of hot choc and a chick flick x

  • October 30, 2015

    Eleanor

    I love celebrating Bonfire Night! I’m definitely out watching fireworks x
    Eleanor Frances // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

    • October 31, 2015

      Alina

      Excellent, look forward to seeing pics on twitter 😉