What is Bonfire Night and why do we still celebrate it today? In 1605, a man named Guy (Guido) Fawkes and others attempted to blow up the House of Parliaments, King James I and his ministers. This plot famously became known as the Gunpowder plot. Today, across the UK, residents gather by lighting a bonfire and traditionally, placing a small ‘guy’ on top of the bonfire in celebration of his foiled plot. Fireworks, home displays, and bonfires are all a common part of tradition on November 5th, Bonfire Night.
As many know, before Checkout Superstore came to fruition, we were known as Complete Party Services. Widely known for our collection of premium fireworks and a one-stop-shop for the people of Slough for all their party needs. Since then, Complete Party Services has transformed and moved to the 2nd floor of Checkout Superstore. Not only do we still cater to all your party needs, we provide a wider range of services and products from food to fireworks and much, much more. Stop by Checkout Superstore and shop from our tremendous collection of fireworks. Not sure which fireworks are right for you? Our in-store specialists will be happy to assist you in any way they can!
Better Safe than Sorry
This year, due to COVID-19 public displays of fireworks have been cancelled on Bonfire Night to avoid mass gatherings and limit exposure. Hence, many are turning to home displays of fireworks. Checkout Superstore urges all to proceed with extra caution when displaying fireworks from your back garden or elsewhere. Fireworks can be hazardous if all safety precautions are not taken. Read our in-depth guideline for safety when handling fireworks here.
2020, has been difficult to say the least. It’s a shame that public displays of fireworks have been cancelled, however, during this unprecedented time, we must help each other as a community. Once the coronavirus is another pandemic in our history books, we shall celebrate, together, on Bonfire Night, bigger and better than ever before!
What are your plans for November 5th on Bonfire Night? Let us know in the comments down below.
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