Reigate Bonfire Night 2022

Reigate Bonfire Night happens on 5th November. Have a ball on bonfire night with fireworks and revelries taking place in Reigate, Surrey this night.

Get a thrill out of a stunning professional display of fireworks shedding light on the night-time sky as we remember Guy Fawkes Night in Reigate.

Dig into great tasting hot chow and brews from local stores in the evening. Make a showing at local dining establishments and drinking joints at the close of the show to continue the bonfire nightfall revelries.

Included in the fete there may be live performance music streamed in certain places in addition to fairground rides, although this will depend on the fete agents in this precise areas.

Townsfolk and visitors participate in processions and festivities, appreciate firework performances and most definitely bonfires. There are several spots that fit all people’s preferred reveling way. 

Guy Fawkes Night  is held every year  on November 5. It is sometimes called Bonfire Night and observes the remembrance the unearthing of a plan put in motion by Catholic schemers to bomb the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Many people ignite bonfires and touch off fireworks.

For you to discern the reason why people celebrate Bonfire Night, then you should know the history.

The night dates back to 1605 to the Gunpowder Plot. That year, a group of Catholic revolutionaries took action against the Crown dissenting the oppression of Catholics.

In line with the reign of King James 1, the Catholic Church was embattled. The reason was given that the king backed Protestants. Some Catholic men retaliated by flattening the Houses of parliament.  

The instrument to be used for the attack were drums of gunpowder located underneath the structures. They were to be exploded when the king and other office bearers were in the confines of parliament.   

The attack was scheduled for 5th November in 1605. The schemers expected to slay the king in the action and other noted statesmen within the structure culpable of tormenting the Catholic faithful.

The planned assault was unsuccessful after law enforcement unearthed the conspiracy before Guy Fawkes could light the gunpowder. 

It is alleged that the flopping of the Gunpowder Plot was caused by disagreement among the people involved. A section of the planners were uneasy with the plot as a result of the devastation it would have caused, and one of them informed the authority by sending an unacknowledged note. 

That evening, those devoted to the Monarch jubilated the failed strategy and his welfare by lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks. Since then, it became a habitual affair that has come down generations.    

Bonfire Night is celebrated as a tribute of the abortive endeavor by Catholic radical elements to slay the monarch and other government officials in 1605. The evening also is a reminder of the risks faced by statesmen.   

You should not forget that Bonfire Night isn’t an authorized public holiday. It’s more of a practice honored by protestants more than Catholics whose faithful were responsible for the plan. 

Date: 5th November 2022

Start Time: 6pm

Finish Time: 11pm

Address: Reigate, Surrey RH2

Organiser: Reigate Bonfire Night