Bonfire Night is a name given to various annual celebrations characterised by bonfires and fireworks. The event celebrates different traditions on different dates, depending on the country.
Some of the most popular instances include Guy Fawkes Night (5 November) in the United Kingdom, which is also celebrated in some Commonwealth countries; Northern Ireland’s Eleventh Night (11 July), and 5 November in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Often known as St John’s Eve (23 June), a similar bonfire tradition survives in parts of Ireland as well as Scandinavia where it is known as Walpurgis Night (30th April).
St John’s Eve is also a very important celebration in Spain and Northern Portugal. Several other cultures also include night-time celebrations involving bonfires and/or fireworks.
Bonfire Night Quotes/messages
You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under her decks? I have no time for such nonsense.
Obstacles can arise from good as well as bad circumstances, but they should never deter or overpower you. Be like the earth, which supports all living creatures indiscriminately, without distinguishing good from bad. The earth is simply there. Your practice should be strengthened by the difficult situations you encounter, just as a bonfire in a strong wind is not blown out, but blazes even brighter.
A strong reputation is like a good bonfire. When you have one kindled it’s easy to keep the flame burning, even if someone comes along and tries to piss on it. But if you fall asleep and neglect it…You’ll wake up with ashes.
But this tree in the yard-this tree that men chopped down…this tree that they built a bonfire around, trying to burn up it’s stump-this tree lived! It lived! And nothing could destroy it.
Real zeal is standing still and letting God be a bonfire in you.
I never saw any people who appeared to live so much without amusement as the Cincinnatians…. Were it not for the churches,… Ithink there might be a general bonfire of best bonnets, for I never could discover any other use for them.
Spring is strictly sentimental, self-regarding; but I burn more careless in the autumn bonfire.
Even the smallest act of discipleship or the tiniest ember of belief can become a blazing bonfire of a consecrated life.
Building a little bonfire at night on the beach and lying on a blanket with my wife under the stars is not only sexy, it’s romantic.
Everything that had happened was shockingly beautiful, enough to make you crazy.
When you know you are dying, self-deceptions fly from your bedside like embers off a bonfire.
Your practice should be strengthened by the difficult situations you encounter, just as a bonfire in a strong wind is not blown out, but blazes even brighter.
I like to sing around the bonfire, in my car and in the shower,
As the bonfires of knowledge grow brighter, the more the darkness is revealed to our startled eyes.
I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any disrespect to the Crown of England, to bring our titles to the marketplace and make a bonfire of them.