Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November!


Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November!

Did you know that, in 1775, George Washington banned the practice of celebrating “Pope Day” in 1775, out of fears the anti-Catholic tradition would insult the Quebecois, whom he was hoping to court as allies in the insurrection? Since then, Bonfire Night hasn’t really been celebrated in the United States. I have to confess, I have never myself celebrated a proper Guy Fawkes Night, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know the joys of burning a strawman on a bonfire, getting drunk, and lighting off fireworks.

I am from Kentucky, after all.


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