Bonfire Events in 1066 Country
Saturday 14 October 2017
Time: 08:00am - 05:00pm
Location: Dependent on Event
Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes night, is a much-loved date on the events calendar and around Sussex with many towns and villages celebrate it from September through to November.
The Sussex Bonfires have a 300 year-old tradition which commemorate not only Guy Fawkes but also the burning of 17 Protestant martyrs at the stake, burned as heretics during the reign of Mary 1(Bloody Mary, Catholic monarch) in the 1500s. The fifth of November commemorates the day when Guy or Guido Fawkes and his fellow band of Catholic conspirators were foiled in their dastardly plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament, a day when King James I was in session for the State Opening. The historical significance of the evening has faded somewhat, but come 5 November, Britain is aglow with orange bonfires and burning effigies of naughtly old Guy, fireworks screaming across the crisp autumn night.
Dates of Bonfire Events:
- Hastings Bonfire Celebrations, 14 October
- Northiam Bonfire Procession & Fireworks, 21 October
- Battle Bonfire, 4 November
- Robin Hood (Icklesham), 5 November
- Rye, 11 November
- Robertsbridge, 18 November
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