Guy Fawkes Day

\ ˈgī-ˈfȯks- How to pronounce Guy Fawkes Day (audio) \

Definition of Guy Fawkes Day

: November 5 observed in England in commemoration of the seizure of Guy Fawkes in 1605 for an attempt to blow up the houses of parliament

First Known Use of Guy Fawkes Day

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Guy Fawkes Day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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