Guy Fawkes Day

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day for the celebration of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot

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5 you see people celebrate what is called Guy Fawkes Day.
Balotelli is an excellent player, very dangerous" - Steven Gerrard has clearly spent Guy Fawkes Day at the Italian striker's house.
for the Martyrdom of Charles I, the Restoration of Charles II, Guy Fawkes Day.
CHESTER have been handed a Guy Fawkes Day home clash against fellow Evo-Stik Premier League outfit Stafford Rangers in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy, writes Neil Turner.
Diwali usually falls in October/November and includes Guy Fawkes Day.
Being the day after Guy Fawkes day, both sets of fans will have got fireworks to smuggle into the ground and throw at opposing fans.
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 does not resonate with American auds the way it does in England, where Guy Fawkes Day is observed with festive bonfires.
The failure of this conspiracy is still celebrated in England on the evening of November 5, Guy Fawkes Day.
Remember, Remember: A Cultural History of Guy Fawkes Day, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press.
Few Americans know it, but it was the practice for many, many decades to burn the Pope in effigy on Guy Fawkes Day along the Eastern Seaboard.
In 1977-78 Ian Wallace and Mick Ferguson, arguably our best striking partnership in the last 50 years, had both reached double figures by November 5 with Wallace's winner against West Ham on Guy Fawkes Day taking him level with Fergie on 10.
MONDAY, November 5 was Guy Fawkes Day, Lester Piggott's 72nd birthday and the day that chief medical adviser Dr Michael Turner tried to blow the British Horseracing Authority into raising the minimum Flat racing weight to 8st 4lb.
Guy Fawkes Day, or "Remember, remember, the Fifth of November," are the most familiar echoes of this plot.