Bonfire Night

UK / US
the night of 5th November, when British people have bonfires and light fireworks to celebrate the day in 1605 when Guy Fawkes was stopped before he was able to destroy the Houses of Parliament

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  • Bonfire Night — can refer to a number of occasions:* Guy Fawkes Night on 5 November in the UK * St. John s Eve, on 23 June in Ireland * Bonfire Night on 11 July in Northern Ireland, precursor to The Twelfth * Bonfire Night, on the Queen s Birthday long weekend… …   Wikipedia

  • bonfire night — bonfire .night Bonfire Night n [U] November 5th, when people in Britain light ↑fireworks and burn a ↑guy on a large outdoor fire = ↑Guy Fawkes night …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bonfire Night — Bonfire ,Night the night of November 5th, when British people have bonfires and light FIREWORKS to celebrate the day in 1605 when Guy Fawkes was stopped before he was able to destroy the Houses of Parliament: GUY FAWKES NIGHT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Bonfire Night — noun effigies of Guy Fawkes are burned on this night • Syn: ↑Guy Fawkes Night • Hypernyms: ↑November 5 * * * Bonfire night noun 5 November, Guy Fawkes night (see ↑guy2) • • • Main Entry: ↑bonfire …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bonfire Night — British people celebrate Bonfire Night every year on 5 November in memory of a famous event in British history, the Gunpowder Plot. On 5 November 1605 a group of Roman Catholics planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament while King James I was… …   Universalium

  • Bonfire Night — Die Schwarzpulververschwörer, Zeichnung von Crispijn van de Passe dem Älteren. Dritter von rechts: Guy Fawkes. Die Schießpulververschwörung (engl. Gunpowder Plot, seiner Zeit als Powder treason (Pulververrat) bekannt) war ein Versuch von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bonfire Night — also bonfire night N UNCOUNT Bonfire Night is the popular name for Guy Fawkes Night. Syn: Guy Fawkes Night …   English dictionary

  • bonfire night — see Bonfire Night …   English dictionary

  • bonfire night — noun a celebration, on the 5th of November, to remember the failure of the gunpowder plot of 1605. Syn: Guy Fawkes night …   Wiktionary

  • bonfire night — noun (singular) November 5th, when in Britain people light fireworks and burn a guy 1 (2) on a large outdoor fire; guy fawkes night 1 (2) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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