Lewes Fireworks | Quirky British Traditions (Condé Nast Traveller)

England’s weirdest customs

Today is November Guy Fawkes day. Tonight thousands of people will gather in parks and squares all around the country to celebrate Bonfire Night.

Commercial Square Bonfire in Lewes. #fireworks #contrast #tradition #history #november #autumn #contrast #bang #bright #occassion #commercialsquare #guyfawkes #november5th #bonfirenight #lewes

Commercial Square Bonfire in Lewes. #fireworks #contrast #tradition #history #november #autumn #contrast #bang #bright #occassion #commercialsquare #guyfawkes #november5th #bonfirenight #lewes

Commercial Square Bonfire in Lewes. #fireworks #contrast #tradition #history #november #autumn #contrast #bang #bright #occassion #commercialsquare #guyfawkes #november5th #bonfirenight #lewes

Commercial Square Bonfire in Lewes. #fireworks #contrast #tradition #history #november #autumn #contrast #bang #bright #occassion #commercialsquare #guyfawkes #november5th #bonfirenight #lewes

Commercial Square Bonfire in Lewes. #fireworks #contrast #tradition #history #november #autumn #contrast #bang #bright #occassion #commercialsquare #guyfawkes #november5th #bonfirenight #lewes

Commercial Square Bonfire in Lewes. #fireworks #contrast #tradition #history #november #autumn #contrast #bang #bright #occassion #commercialsquare #guyfawkes #november5th #bonfirenight #lewes

Lewes Firework display

Unlike celebrations such as Christmas and Halloween, Guy Fawkes Day is a uniquely British occasion and includes the bonfire night food.

Watching a Trump effigy burn at Commercial Square Bonfire in Lewes. #fireworks #trump #donaldtrump #contrast #tradition #history #november #autumn #contrast #bang #bright #occassion #effigy #commercialsquare #guyfawkes #november5th #bonfirenight #lewes

Watching a Trump effigy burn at Commercial Square Bonfire in Lewes. #fireworks #trump #donaldtrump #contrast #tradition #history #november #autumn #contrast #bang #bright #occassion #effigy #commercialsquare #guyfawkes #november5th #bonfirenight #lewes

Guy Fawkes' Catholic Gunpowder Plot - an attempt to blow up England's Houses of Parliament and Protestant King James I on November 5th 1605 - left an enduring legacy in England, though clearly not the one Fawkes had hoped for. Celebrated annually as Guy Fawkes Night/Bonfire Night throughout Great Britain over 400 years later.

Bonfire Night: Guy Fawkes fireworks displays in London, Lewes, Manchester and across the UK

Guy Fawkes Night ~ Fireworks over the Tower Bridge London on the UK's annual Bonfire Night celebrations, November. The date that Guy Fawkes' conspiracy to blow up the Houses of Parliament was foiled.

Lewes Fireworks

Lewes Bonfire Night: Effigies of Vladimir Putin and Alex Salmond in Guy Fawkes Parade

Lewes Bonfire

Revellers join Lewes bonfire party

Tens of thousands of people take part in the bonfire celebrations in the East Sussex town of Lewes.

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