The West Country Carnival Circuits are an annual celebration featuring parades of illuminated carts in the English West Country. The celebration dates back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. The purpose is to raise money for local charities. These parades also take place in a variety of Somerset towns throughout November. What is believed to be the largest and the best illuminated procession in the world is the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival.