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Today, November 5, 2017, Is, Of Course, ‘Guy Fawkes Day’ — ‘Pope Day’ In Boston At One Time.

by Anura Guruge



Good article in this month’s “National Geographic” “History Magazine”. Click image to access online version.





Quite the holiday — and obviously very much my kind of holiday in that it involves bonfires and fireworks.

Of course it roots are religious — Catholics vs Protestants (in Britain) — though it is also seen and portrayed as a political ‘coup’ that went wrong.

That it was celebrated in Boston as an anti-Catholic ‘Pope Day’ is cute.

Well, I have reminded you … “Remember, Remember, the 5th of November“. Guy Fawkes Day — and Guy Fawkes night.


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by Anura Guruge

‘Guy Fawkes Night’, November 5, Is Next Week; Used To Be Celebrated As ‘Pope Day’ In The U.S., Especially Boston.

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>> Guy Fawkes night.

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Click for original from ‘Time Out’.


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Click to access original from ‘World Festivals’.


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Guy (Guido) Fawkes was a Catholic and his plot was to bring back Catholicity to England. Wikipedia entry is good: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night


Another British holiday I miss. Maybe I should talk with my new friend, British Gordon Preston about doing a ‘Guy Fawkes Night’ bonfire at his farm.

November 5th was celebrated in the U.S., pre-Independence, as ‘Pope Day’. But it was done, given that Guy was Catholic, as a vehemently anti-Catholic event — especially in then increasingly Catholic Boston. Well that won’t fly — that easily — anymore, especially not in Boston, the capital of Ireland.

Just a heads up. Check my two links at the top. I have written about this at length.


November 5, ‘Guy Fawkes Night’ 2013: Bonfires & Fireworks That Hit Buckingham Palace

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I can’t articulate it, given that my English (as you know, is not that good), but I can’t help but think that this is the ideal British holiday for the ‘Tea Party’ to make their own in the U.S. Tea or no-tea you could never associate them with anything as traditional as ‘Boxing Day’. But, this would work.


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Click to access good, informative piece by an American!

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Click to access coverage. We are very laid back. Stuff like this does not phase us.

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Click to BBC post.


November 5, ‘Guy Fawkes Night’. A Quaint But Fun British Holiday. U.S. Should Have A Variant.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I don’t know why exactly but I often get a notion that this would be an ideal British holiday that the ‘Tea Party’ should adopt for the U.S.