Bonfire Night, also known as ‘Guy Fawkes Day’ falls every year on 5 November. Technically, I really should have posted this yesterday on THE actual day, but to be honest, it took me a full 24 hours to get my head around this wacky holiday. For real. The origins lies in the failed conspiracy (and lets face it, no one likes a conspiracy) of some English Catholics who wanted to replace the Protestant King James I of England with a Catholic head of state. The Gunpowder plot as it was named, came into being when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot was arrested guarding explosives that he and his group had placed beneath the House of Lords. As they thought this would be a fast track way to change their head of state. They were going to blow up Parliament to kingdom come. Preferably a Protestant kingdom and not a Catholic one. So, at the 11th hour, poor Guy was caught guarding the cache of explosives. So, every year on the 5th of November, the Brits celebrate his capture and his dastardly plan with bonfires, fireworks and burning an effigy of Guy Fawkes. Like I said, poor guy.