On November 5th the British (and some British car enthusiasts) celebrate Guy Fawkes Night with fireworks and bonfires.
An effigy of the notorious traitor is burned.
In 1605, Guy Fawkes and a number of other conspiritors planned on blowing up the Houses of Parliment but Guy was caught in the act
and punished in a typically severe (for the time) British manner.
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