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.
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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.
Click to access good, informative piece by an American!
Click to access coverage. We are very laid back. Stuff like this does not phase us.