Bonfire Night conversation questions

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Bonfire Night, aka Fireworks Night, aka Guy Fawkes Night is a yearly event, held in the UK on 5th November, dedicated to bonfires, fireworks and celebrations.

  • Are there any similar celebrations in your country? What are their origins?
  • How do you feel about such celebrations?
  • What costumes do the people wear for them?
  • Are there any special dishes associated with these celebrations?


  • Are fireworks legal in your country?
  • How do you feel about fireworks and crackers?
  • Have you ever handled them?
  • Some people think that children shouldn't be allowed to handle fireworks. What are some of the possible risks?


  • Have you ever made a bonfire? Would you know how to make one?
  • Have you ever roasted or baked food (chestnuts, potatoes, sausages, etc.) on a bonfire or did you just use it to keep warm?
  • Do people in your area light bonfires in their own gardens or do they usually make a large one for the community?

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