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‘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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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Nov. 5, Guy Fawkes night.

>> Guy Fawkes night.

++++ Check CATEGORY ‘Holidays’ for other holiday posts >>>>


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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.


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