Oban Bonfire Night 2022

Oban Bonfire Night takes place on 5th November. Celebrate bonfire night with fireworks and revelries taking place in Oban, Argyll and Bute this night.

Derive pleasure in a magnificent professional spectacle of fireworks brightening the night-time sky as we pay tribute to Guy Fawkes Night in Oban.

Appreciate appetizing hot meals and liquids from local vendors in the course of the evening. Frequent the local hotels and pubs at the close of the event to continue the bonfire evening revelries.

As part of the fete there is real-time entertainment music streamed in particular areas along with amusement park rides, but this will depend on the function facilitators in this definite setting.

Natives and tourists partake in processions and festivities, revel in firework exhibitions and undoubtedly bonfires. There are several areas that fit all people’s favorite celebration style. 

Guy Fawkes Night  is commemorated each year  on November 5. It is sometimes designated as Bonfire Night and honors the remembrance the unearthing of a strategy put in motion by Catholic schemers to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Many folks start bonfires and light up fireworks.

For you to discern the reason why people honor Bonfire Night, then you must know the the yesteryears.

The evening goes back to 1605 to the Gunpowder Plot. That year, some Catholic revolutionaries rebelled against the Monarch objecting the injustice against the Catholic church.

In line with the rule of King James 1, the Catholic Church came under fire. That was on account of the fact that the monarchy endorsed Protestants. A few Catholic men revenged by flattening the Houses of parliament.  

The contraption to be used for the bombing were kegs of gunpowder located under the assembly. They were to be detonated once the king and other officials were in the confines of parliament.   

The attack was expected on 5th November in 1605. The conspirators desired to murder the ruler in the process in addition to other leading figures inside the house blamed for persecuting Catholics.

The scheduled action was ineffective since law officers learned of the ploy before Guy Fawkes could blast off the gunpowder. 

It is opined that the failure of the Gunpowder Plot was caused by disagreement among the conspirators. A few were apprehensive with the plot due to the devastation it would have brought, and one of the plotters informed the rulers by sending an anonymous letter. 

The very same night, those devoted to the King rejoiced the failed plan and his safety by lighting bonfires and lighting fireworks. From that time, it became a frequent affair that has been passed down the generations.    

Bonfire Night is commemorated as a recognition of the abortive endeavor by Catholic fanatics to do away with the monarch and other sovereign officials in 1605. The evening in addition acts as an indication of the danger faced by statesmen.   

You should not forget that Bonfire Night is not a recognized public holiday. It is more like a tradition remembered by protestants more than Catholics whose adherents were responsible for the plan. 

Date: 5th November 2022

Start Time: 6pm

Finish Time: 11pm

Address: Oban, Argyll and Bute PA34 4AT

Organiser: Oban Bonfire Night