British newspaper The Sun reported that dozens of cities in the United Kingdom were forced to cancel this year’s Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night celebrations due to the crisis, high cost of living and financial problems.
Major UK cities have been forced to cancel Guy Fawkes Night celebrations this year due to the cost of living crisis.
In particular, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff and Glasgow refused to launch fireworks.
Manchester City Council said in a statement that one of the reasons for the cancellation of the event, which draws more than 100,000 people annually, was “rising costs” of management.
Bonfire Night, also known as Fireworks Night, is an annual celebration on November 5th, particularly in the UK.
Tonight coincides with the failure of the gunpowder plot of Catholics who wanted to make a failed attempt to blow up the House of Lords by a gang of conspirators in order to rid England of King James I and, accordingly, fireworks are set off on this day.
British government data showed that the country’s inflation rate rose to 10.1 percent in September as the economy continues to suffer from the effects of high prices and the impact of the mini-budget.
The Office for National Statistics said the CPI rose to 10.1 percent in September from 9.9 percent in August, the highest in 40 years.
Source: RIA Novosti