Join Joe to find out why the British celebrate people trying to blow up Parliament! 


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I got so interested and I read about it on the internet. Guy fawkes wanted to kill him because the king wanted to suspend the member of the catholic religion .he felt that the government was treating Roman Catholics unfairly by imposing laws against them.Catholics had to practice their religion in secret. There were even fines for people who didn't attend the Protestant church on Sunday or on holy days. James passed more laws against the Catholics when he became king. Guy Fawkes was a part of the group who wanted to kill King James. I hope that add to the information of all British Council members :)))) really Interesting to know about traditions of any country.

it was amazing when I watch this video , it is remind me for long time ago, when my first time to see the firework when my country  independent day celebration  , an also crowds people go out from their home to celebration .

Thanks a lot. I learnt more history about Britain.


Can you give more information about the History of Bonfire .And what is the etymolofy of the word Bonfire?


Hi Amel,
I'm sorry, but that isn't the sort of question we answer on LearnEnglish. Why not try an internet search to answer these questions? It shouldn't be difficult to find the answers. Then you can come back here and tell us what you found out!
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The LearnEnglish Team

hi,i can't watch

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Where is the video? I can´t find it :((

thanks joe.