On November 5, people across Great Britain celebrate Guy Fawkes Night with bonfires and fireworks. The first Guy Fawkes Night was celebrated on November 5, 1606. People still celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night) is still honored on November 5 across Britain and parts of the former British Empire. When Guy Fawkes was captured, he was supposedly holding an iron lantern to light his way in the dark cellars.