Get your winter woollies out and prepare for a spectacular evening, as annual Bonfire Night celebrations capture our attention up and down the country. One event that will be drawing a lot of spectators is the annual firework display in Glasgow, taking place at Glasgow Green. With up to 50,000 people expected to attend, the atmosphere promises to be electric, and to top it all off the night is also doubling as a rally to support Glasgow’s upcoming bid to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
For those unfamiliar with the historical context of the date, Bonfire Night takes place on November 5th to commemorate Guy Fawkes and his unsuccessful plan to overthrow King James of England in 1605. Today, the date is celebrated throughout the UK with fireworks celebrations, bonfires and effigies of Guy Fawkes himself burned to commemorate the famous day in history.
Glasgow’s firework celebrations kick off at around 5:30pm tonight, find out more about the evening’s events at the STV website. Enjoy your evening and remember, if you are operating fireworks or are near them – safety first!
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