Cheltenham, Great Britain (PressExposure) October 13, 2009 -- Guy Fawkes Night has been celebrated throughout the United Kingdom for hundreds of years and now Smooth Hound is offering lodging discounts to celebrate this "Festival of Fire". This celebration takes place in many different places in the United Kingdom, with each location having it's own variation of the festivities, so this is really a great way to get a great deal to anywhere in the UK that you want to go.
This festival takes place each year on November 5, to celebrate the fall of the Gunpowder Plot. This plot, arranged by several Catholics Restorationists, attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament with all the members of Parliament as well as the King inside in an effort to end Protestant rule as well as the Catholic discrimination that was rampant at the time.
Guy Fawkes Night is an evening of revelry that centers on fireworks and bonfires. Each city or town has their own version of the festivities that occasionally include burning effigies of Guy.
In Cardiff, the Guy Fawkes festivities will be held in Bute Park with the beautiful Cardiff Castle as the backdrop. In addition to the bonfires and fireworks there will also be rides for the children, a hog roast and a beer tent. This is definitely one to see if you can get to Cardiff.
In Bridgewater, the Bonfire Night celebrations include a parade of over 100 floats that the town's people work on all year long in hopes of winning the prize of best float. Also unique to this event is "squibbing". Squibbing is what happens when lots of people (squibbers) line the streets with their squibs, which are large fireworks and light them all at the same time for an impressive display of long columns of fire.
The Guy Fawkes holiday is not to be missed if you will be in the UK, and Smooth Hound is there with all the discount lodging accommodations to suit every need.