But how much do you actually know about bonfires, fireworks and everything else that surrounds the event?
Here are ten facts you need to know about the November 5 celebrations:
- A firework can travel at speeds of up to 150mph, the same as some biplanes.
- The name "bonfire" derives from the term "bone fire"; in the Middle Ages, these types of fires were usually set up in order to burn bones.
- Up until 1959, it was illegal to NOT celebrate Bonfire Night in the UK.
- There is at least one school in York taking advantage of the lifting of this law; St Peter's School was attended by one Guy Fawkes, and they refuse to burn his effigy as a mark of respect for their former pupil.
- In an average year, there will be just under a thousand injuries caused by fireworks during October and November in the UK. Around half of these are children injured by fireworks or sparklers.
- Fireworks were actually invented by accident; in the 10th century, a Chinese cook accidentally mixed three common cooking ingredients (sulphur, charcoal and a salt substitute) and set it alight, which resulted in very colourful flames.
- Fireworks first reached Europe in the 14th century, and were initially produced by the Italians; the first recorded display took place in Florence.
- The first recorded fireworks display in England was at the wedding of Henry VII in 1486.
- Had Guy Fawkes managed to light the 2500kg of gunpowder underneath the Houses of Parliament, he would have caused damage within a radius of almost 500m.
- Calls to fire services across Britain can almost triple during Bonfire Night. Be sure to stay safe!
Get some dates in your diary and head to a brilliant fireworks display in west London this year!