Woking Bonfire Night 2022

Woking Bonfire Night occurs on 5th November. Make merry on bonfire night with fireworks and merrymaking manifesting in Woking, Surrey this evening.

Get a kick out of a stunning professional display of fireworks highlighting the night sky as we memorialise Guy Fawkes Night in Woking.

Delight in succulent hot meals and beverages from local outlets during the evening. Visit local diners and pubs at the end of the performance to carry on with the bonfire nightfall celebrations.

Included in the function there may be live extravaganza music relayed in particular places accompanied by carnival rides, although this will be subject to the fete representatives in this particular location.

Townsfolk and non-residents participate in demonstrations and celebrations, amuse themselves with firework spectacles and most definitely bonfires. There are several localities that suit each person’s preferable reveling fashion. 

Guy Fawkes Night  takes place yearly  on November 5. It is at times nicknamed Bonfire Night and observes the remembrance the exposing of a plan contrived by Catholic connivers to explode the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. The majority of folks ignite bonfires and touch off fireworks.

For you to understand why we observe Bonfire Night, then you should know the history.

The day goes back to early 17th Century to the Gunpowder Plot. That year, some Catholic fanatics rebelled against the Crown dissenting the injustice against Catholics.

In keeping with the jurisdiction of King James 1, the Catholic Church came under fire. The justification for this was due to the fact that the king preferred Protestants. Some Catholic men decided to retaliate by blowing up the Houses of parliament.  

The instrument to be used for the bombing were kegs of gunpowder set under the structures. They were to be lit the instant the king and other office bearers were inside parliament.   

The offensive was expected on 5th November in 1605. The conspirers intended to murder the king in the action including other noted people within the parliament guilty of oppressing the Catholic church.

The expected assault failed since the police discovered the ploy before Guy Fawkes could blast off the gunpowder. 

It’s alleged that the flopping of the Gunpowder Plot was due to squabbles between the planners. A few became apprehensive with the plot due to the destruction it would have brought, and one of the conspirators cautioned the authority by sending an anonymous letter. 

That night, those loyal to the King toasted to the botched plot and his safety by lighting bonfires and lighting fireworks. From then, it grew to be a customary function that has come down generations.    

Bonfire Night is celebrated as a remembrance of the unsuccessful undertaking by Catholic extremists to slay the monarch and other state representatives in 1605. The evening in addition is a warning of the risks faced by statesmen.   

You should note that Bonfire Night isn’t a legal public holiday. It’s more like a custom remembered by protestants more than Catholics whose followers were responsible for the scheme. 

Date: 5th November 2022

Start Time: 6pm

Finish Time: 11pm

Address: Woking, Surrey GU22 7AE

Organiser: Woking Bonfire Night