Remember, Remember the Fifth of November — A Brief History of Guy Fawkes Day

A campfire burns orange on black and red coals.
A campfire burns orange on black and red coals.
Bonfires are a popular way to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day. Image from Wix.
A smiling, white masquerade mask with a black mustache and goatee and pink cheeks.
A smiling, white masquerade mask with a black mustache and goatee and pink cheeks.
The popular “Anonymous” mask, modeled after Guy Fawkes. Image from Wikipedia Commons.

‘Remember, remember, the fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot,
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.’

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