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Featured Festivals in London

London, the city which is known as City under cloudy sky has numerous popular festivals such as Guy Fawkes Night, Boxing day, Lumiere London…

FAWKES NIGHT (GUY FAWKES NIGHT)
Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night, Fireworks Night and Plot Night, is an annual festival on the evening of November 5, originating in the United Kingdom, which then spread to New Zealand, South Africa and some provinces in Canada. This memorial commemorates the failure of a group of Christians who conspired to burn the gunpowder to overthrow Parliament in London but failed on the night of November 5, 1605.
Festivals are organized throughout the UK from urban to rural. People burned fire crackers, fireworks and set up huge fireworks, next to the mannequins or men representing the Fawkes, who were plotting to overthrow the famous parliament burned. Before the 5th, all children have a donkey carrying it to ask for money for adults, they say: “Pey for the guy”.

LUMIERE LONDON
The Lumiere Light Festival, which was first held in London in 2016, drew 1.3 million visitors. This festival is organized by Artichoke company specializing in organizing exhibitions and registered charity activities.
Audiences attending the festival enjoy free light artwork in London, enjoying the motion of beams of light, walking through the streets with thousands of flowers formed thanks to light reflecting or cycling to light up the rose petals combined by hundreds of discarded plastic bottles.

BOX DAY
In England, the opening day of the box is usually held on the next day of Christmas, which falls on December 26. Like Christmas, the opening ceremony is a national holiday. It means that this is the day for everyone to be off in the whole of the UK. If the opening of the box falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the next Monday will be the day off for the whole country.
Traditionally, December 26th is the day of opening Christmas boxes to share the stuff that is packed into it with the poor. Christmas Box is a wooden or clay box that is used for Christmas gifts.
Children in schools across the UK gather their presents to put in Christmas boxes to send to poor countries.

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