Remember, remember, the Fifth of November
Gunpowder treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot

This is one of the first rhymes learned by children at school.

Do you know why we light up the sky with bonfires and fireworks every year on 5th November?

It is a way to celebrate peace and life, remembering how close the King and the whole of parliament were to being blown up by a group of outlaws guided by Guy Fawkes. The plot was stopped just in time to save all their lives and Guy Fawkes was sentenced to death for high treason. His remains were sent to the four corners of the kingdom and left there to be seen by the people as a warning.