Here we are again. November 5th. Guy Fawkes Day. The Gunpowder Plot and all that rot.
Guido Fawkes plot to blow up Parliament in London on November 5th, 1605 was foiled in the act and he was caught literally with a match in his hands.
He and his co-conspirators were convicted, tortured and executed in the most gruesome fashion imaginable.
Eventually, the celebration of Guy Fawkes Day became a national event in England with lots of charitable fundraising, parties and fireworks.
Yea, boo, Guy Fawkes. Bad idea, good holiday.