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    why is a bonfire, called a bonfire does is it mean a good fire

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    A bonfire or balefire is a large controlled outdoor fire made from bales of straw or wood. The word is believed to come from "bone fire". In the time of the Celts, there were midsummer festivals where animal bones were burnt to ward off evil spirits.


    Blame the Scots and Celts.


    Read more >http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonfire

    According to the dictionary and Wiki it's from 


    bone+ fir or fire....


    probably from when people used to cremate their dead.



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