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Fireworks Displays In The New Forest

Fireworks are traditionally a celebration to mark November 5th, or more commonly termed ‘Guy Fawkes night’ or ‘bonfire night’. On November the 5th an effigy of Guy Fawkes is created and then burnt on top of a bonfire, it is usually after this when a beautiful display of fireworks ensues. The celebration dates back to November 5th 1605 when Guy Fawkes a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was found and arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Today it is still a very common annual practice where communities gather; you can find firework displays throughout the UK at the end of October and early November.


Firework displays usually include such traditional treats as parkin cake which is made up of treacle, ginger, syrup and oatmeal. Some other treats include baked potatoes and soups cooked on the bonfire; however you are more likely to find candy floss, cinder toffee and hot chocolate at today’s firework displays. If you do however fancy a nice piece of sticky cake then why not head down to one of the many tea rooms that adorn the beautiful national park?

The New Forest is the perfect location for beautiful firework displays, set in the beautiful county of Hampshire; The New Forest boasts dark evenings unspoiled by artificial lights making the firework displays all that more spectacular.