Definition of Bonfire Night in English:

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Bonfire Night



(In the UK) 5 November, on which bonfires and fireworks are lit in memory of the Gunpowder Plot, traditionally including the burning of an effigy of Guy Fawkes.
Example sentences
  • Fire crews came under attack from yobs 15 times in the Bonfire Night period, new figures show.
  • With Bonfire Night just around the corner there will be plenty of fireworks in the shops, which is a cause for concern to the fire brigade.
  • Rogue firework traders hoping to cash in on the last Bonfire Night before a major clampdown have been warned to think again.

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