Guy Fawkes Day
What in the world is Guy Fawkes Day? Get acquainted with this fun British holiday tradition. Shutterstock

Holiday season is upon us and what better way to start than with Guy Fawkes Day! At first this may sound like we are joking with you but this is an actual thing. When we first read that this was something, our mind went into a naughty place and we know that yours did too. We love to celebrate and party and it's exciting to discover new cultures and what other countries commemorate. To know a little more about Guy Fawkes Day here are fast facts about this holiday:

1. Guy Fawkes Day is also known as Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire Night and Firework Night.

2. Great Britain are those who primarily observe this day.

3. November 5 is when this day is observed.

4. That same day but of 1605, Guy Fawkes attempted to kill King James I in what is known as the Gunpowder Plot.

5. The plot came to be when English Catholics felt persecuted by the ruler.

6. Members of the Gunpowder Plot smuggled 36 barrels of gunpowder into a cellar of the House Of Lords.

7. One of the members allegedly sent a letter to a Parliament friend warning him of the plan, which reached the King.

8. Guy Fawkes was found in the cellar, captured, tortured and executed.

9. After the plot was spoiled, the King ordered its citizens to celebrate the fact that he survived.

10. Bonfires and fireworks now are used to commemorate the day, a tradition that is held up until today.

11. Straw dummies are thrown into the bonfire representing Guy Fawkes.

12. "Guy" used to mean "repulsive" and "ugly person"

13. St. Peter's in York is the only place in the UK that does not celebrate this day.

14. Today, political figures (in straw form) are thrown into the bonfire in place of Guy Fawkes.

15. The House of Parliament is still searched every year to make sure there are no explosives although the cellar that Fawkes was hiding in, no longer exists.

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