The Origin Of...Bonfire

The Origin Of...Bonfire

Key Facts In This Video

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    In the 15th century, English pagans burned bones to celebrate summer. (0:34)

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    Pagans of the 15th century referred to the burning of bones as a "bonefire." (0:48)

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    Fires that were fueled by bones were "bonefires," but boneless fires retained the name with the e: bonfire. (1:00)

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African-American Studies




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