Bonfire Night Revelers March With Torches and Effigies in Lewes, England

Revelers in Lewes, England, participated in the annual Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes Day, celebrations on November 5.

Guy Fawkes Day is an annual observance to mark the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when “zealous Roman Catholics intended to blow up the Houses of Parliament,” according to Encyclopedia Brittanica. In contemporary times it generally called Bonfire Night and is celebrated with parades, fireworks, and bonfires.

Videos filmed by local resident Holly Lackey show groups of people dressed in various costumes and uniforms marching down Western Road in Lewes. Some played instruments while others carried torches and lit firecrackers. Several effigies, including one of Boris Johnson and another of Nigel Farage, were paraded down the street. Credit: Holly Lackey via Storyful