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Sussex firework celebrations

Posted 4 November 2015 by Andrew Gardner google authorship button

Fireworks in Sussex

November in Sussex can be quite a party, and a colourful one too. With so many of our historic towns and villages organising bonfire celebrations this month you'll be spoilt for choice, with brilliant firework displays and plenty of fun. From the pageantry of Lewes to homely villages and plenty in between, if you're staying in Sussex for Bonfire Night or indeed any of this month you'll find something to suit.

The most celebrated Sussex bonfire is Lewes, on 5th November, but it's not for the faint-hearted: expect large crowds in the town for the famous procession. Not only is this the biggest bonfire night celebration in the world, it also claims to be the only 'proper' one in the country. Six different societies celebrate in different parts of the town, with their own processions, costumes, fires and fireworks, culminating in the grand procession at about 9pm. This takes about an hour, so you need stamina: it's not suitable for small children or anyone feeling frail and unless you're staying in Lewes itself you'll need to arrive by public transport as the local roads will be closed.

If that's not your scene, the pretty village of Lindfield also holds its bonfire on 5th while Shoreham and Winchelsea both happen on 7th. And if your holiday in Sussex takes in a different week, you still have plenty of choice: Battle is one of the towns celebrating on 7th, while Rye's bonfire is the following weekend and nearby Robertsbridge on 21st. Hawkhurst, just over the border in Kent, celebrates on 28th. And look out for events in other towns and villages as there are just too many to list here. Wherever you're staying in Sussex, whether you're snuggled in a cosy cottage or enjoying some luxury in one of our premier holiday lets, you're sure to be within easy reach of the celebrations.  Click here to view our properties which still have availability this month.