"Remember, remember the fifth of November/Gunpowder, treason and plot/I see no reason, why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot" goes the rhyme chanted on Guy Fawkes Day, an annual commemoration of Guy Fawkes' failed attempt to blow up Parliament on Nov. 5, 1605. To commemorate
the plots discovery, and the survival of King James I, the English celebrate with bonfires and extravagant firework displays.
From Nov. 1 to Nov. 10, various venues across London hold their own firework shows, festivals, and bonfires, where effigies of Guy Fawkes are sometimes burned on top of the fire. Must-see festivities this year include Blackheath Fireworks, South Londons biggest free fireworks display, on Nov. 3, and Lord Mayors Show and Fireworks, which features a parade that travels across London, on Nov. 10, according to Visit London.
A common Guy Fawkes Night treat to eat by the bonfire is bonfire toffee or treacle toffee, a hard, slightly bitter brittle toffee that's flavor comes from the molasses used in the recipe.