As a child, November 5th was a very special, very important day and evening. There was a tradition of commemorating Guy Fawkes and his Gunpowder Plot to blow up the English Parliament way back in 1605 by having a Bonfire Night, also known as Cracker Night. An effigy of Guy Fawkes, known as The Guy, was burned on top of the bonfire.
I have penned a recollection of the Cracker Nights of my childhood and youth in a memoir of growing up – Small Town Kid. It was a wonderful occasion, and there is nothing like it available for young folk to experience anymore.
This link will take you to the poem – Crackers.
Happy Guy Fawkes day and night to you all.