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Guy Fawkes Night originates from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a failed conspiracy by a group of provincial English Catholics to assassinate the Protestant King James I of England and replace him with a Catholic head of state. In the immediate aftermath of the 5 November arrest of Guy Fawkes, caught guarding a cache of explosives placed beneath the House of Lords, James's Council allowed the public to celebrate the king's survival with bonfires, so long as they were "without any danger or disorder". This made 1605 the first year the plot's failure was celebrated. The following January, days before the surviving conspirators were executed, Parliament passed the Observance of 5th November Act, commonly known as the "Thanksgiving Act". It was proposed by a Puritan Member of Parliament,Edward Montagu, who suggested that the king's apparent deliverance by divine intervention deserved some measure of official recognition, and kept 5 November free as a day of thanksgiving. We celebrate it here in the UK with fireworks and at La Petite Bouchee We'll be warming you up before the big event with a delicious three course meal.
- Welcoming Fireworks Cocktail
- Soupe de Jour
- Seasonal vegetable gratin (Vegan Vegetarian)
We'll be entering into the spirit of things with sparklers and a birds-eye view of fireworks lighting up the skies in the immediate area.