Griffithstown Bonfire Night 2022

Griffithstown Bonfire Night happens on 5th November. Have a ball on bonfire night with fireworks and merrymaking going down in Griffithstown, Torfaen this night.

Get a kick out of an incredible professional presentation of fireworks highlighting the night-time sky as we memorialise Guy Fawkes Night in Griffithstown.

Dig into tasty hot food and drink from local outlets for the rest of the evening. Head onto local inns and bars after the performance to go on with the bonfire evening merrymaking.

Constituting the occasion there might be real-time entertainment music relayed in particular places and also amusement park rides, though this will depend on the event representatives in this specific environment.

Residents and out-of-towners take part in demonstrations and parties, savor firework exhibitions and undisputably bonfires. There are several settings that tally with folk’s preferred celebration style. 

Guy Fawkes Night  is commemorated each year  on November 5. It is sometimes nicknamed Bonfire Night and recognized the day of observance of the disclosure of a plan organized by Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Many participants start bonfires and trigger fireworks.

For you to understand the reason why people honor Bonfire Night, then you should learn the past.

The night originates early 17th Century to the Gunpowder Plot. That year, some Catholic revolutionaries rose against the Monarch challenging the oppression of the Catholic church.

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

The contraption to be used for the assault were casks of gunpowder located under the building. They were to be exploded while the king and other noblemen were in the confines of parliament.   

The bombing was planned for 5th November in 1605. The schemers hoped to assassinate the king in the action in addition to other famous statesmen in the building behind the mistreatment of the Catholic church.

The planned attack was ineffective after law enforcement became aware of the plan before Guy Fawkes could blast off the gunpowder. 

It is opined that the defeat of the Gunpowder Plot was caused by falling out among the plotters. Some grew uneasy with the plan considering the damage it would have caused, and one of them forewarned the authority by sending an anonymous note. 

That evening, those devoted to the King celebrated the unsuccessful plan and his welfare by starting bonfires and lighting fireworks. From then, it became a habitual occasion that has been passed down the generations.    

Bonfire Night is observed as a tribute of the failed attempt by Catholic conspirators to assassinate the king and other sovereign officers in 1605. The night also serves as a reminder of the perils faced by statesmen.   

You should keep in mind that Bonfire Night isn’t a legal public holiday. It’s closer to a ceremony remembered by protestants more than Catholics whose faithful were responsible for the plot. 

Date: 5th November 2022

Start Time: 6pm

Finish Time: 11pm

Address: Griffithstown, Torfaen NP4 5HJ

Organiser: Griffithstown Bonfire Night