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The Origin Of...Bonfire

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  1. In the 15th century, English pagans burned bones to celebrate summer. 00:34

  2. Pagans of the 15th century referred to the burning of bones as a "bonefire." 00:48

  3. Fires that were fueled by bones were "bonefires," but boneless fires retained the name with the e: bonfire. 01:00