Bonfire Night is here again.
A time when we Brits meet to watch dummies burn on bonfires and fireworks light up the sky, warmly wrapped in snuggly hats and gloves.
But the holiday atmosphere is a far cry from the origins of 5 November.
Guy (Guido) Fawkes, from York, and his fellow conspirators, rented out a house close to the Houses of Parliament and managed to smuggle 36 barrels of gunpowder into a cellar of the House of Lords. Enough to completely destroy the building.
The plot began to unravel when an anonymous letter was sent to William Parker, the 4th Baron Monteagle, warning him to avoid the House of Lords. The letter was made public and this led to a search of Westminster Palace in the early hours of 5 November.
Explosive expert Fawkes, who had been left in the cellars to set off the fuse, was caught when a group of guards discovered him at the last moment.
Following the failed plot, Parliament declared 5 November a national day of thanksgiving, and the first celebration of it took place in 1606.
To help make your Bonfire Night a success we share our 3 favourite recipes
Wrap up warm and stay safe!
All recipes taken from the Dairy Diary.