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Meaning of "Guy Fawkes Day" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GUY FAWKES DAY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GUY FAWKES DAY

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Guy Fawkes Day is a noun.
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WHAT DOES GUY FAWKES DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure. Within a few decades Gunpowder Treason Day, as it was known, became the predominant English state commemoration, but as it carried strong religious overtones it also became a focus for anti-Catholic sentiment. Puritans delivered sermons regarding the perceived dangers of popery, while during increasingly raucous celebrations common folk burnt effigies of popular hate-figures, such as the pope.

Definition of Guy Fawkes Day in the English dictionary

The definition of Guy Fawkes Day in the dictionary is the anniversary of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot, celebrated on Nov 5 in Britain with fireworks and bonfires.

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Synonyms and antonyms of Guy Fawkes Day in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translator English - Chinese

盖伊·福克斯日
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Día de Guy Fawkes
570 millions of speakers

English

Guy Fawkes Day
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लड़के Fawkes दिवस
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الرجل فوكس اليوم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

День Гая Фокса
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Guy Fawkes Day
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গায়ক ফকস দিবস
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Translator English - French

Guy Fawkes Day
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Translator English - Malay

Guy Fawkes Day
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Translator English - German

Guy Fawkes Day
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ガイフォークスデー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가이 폭스 데이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Guy Fawkes Day
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Guy Fawkes Day
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கை ஃபாக்ஸ் தினம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गाय फॉक्स डे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Guy Fawkes Günü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Guy Fawkes Day
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Translator English - Polish

Guy Fawkes Day
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Translator English - Ukrainian

День Гая Фокса
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Guy Fawkes Day
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Translator English - Greek

Guy Fawkes Day
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Guy Fawkes Dag
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Guy Fawkes Day
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Guy Fawkes Day
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Guy Fawkes Day

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GUY FAWKES DAY»

Discover the use of Guy Fawkes Day in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Guy Fawkes Day and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Remember, Remember: A Cultural History of Guy Fawkes Day
James Sharpe teases apart the tangled web of religion and politics that gave rise to the plot and wittily shows how celebration of that fateful night has changed over the centuries.
J. A. Sharpe, 2005
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The Ritual Theory of Myth
Since 1607, when the failure of the Gunpowder Plot was first commemorated at Bristol, November 5 has been Guy Fawkes Day in England, celebrated with the making of effigies called guys, which are burned in huge bonfires on the evening  ...
Joseph Fontenrose, 1971
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Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life
In England, 5 November is Guy Fawkes Day, which is celebrated in ways reminiscent of Halloween. Guy Fawkes was accused of attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament on that day in 1605. He was apprehended, hung, drawn, and ...
Jack Santino, 1994
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New Old-fashioned Ways: Holidays and Popular Culture
once was. ln the middle decades of the twentieth century, for instance, bonfires were routinely lit for election day, a practice some feel is derived from the lighting of Guy Fawkes Day bonfires on November 5. Guy Fawkes Day is an English ...
Jack Santino, 1996
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Halloween: An American Holiday, an American History
Although people in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and some parts of western and northern England continued to celebrate Halloween in the late autumn, many English men and women eschewed it for Guy Fawkes Day. The proximity of the ...
Bannatyne, Lesley Pratt
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The International Holiday & Festival Primer
Guy Fawkes Day was to be a day to express thanks for the Plot's failure. Today, one of the most impressive celebrations is the Bridgewater Guy Fawkes Carnival. UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU READ If you can, answer these questions.
David DeRocco, Joan Dundas, Ian Zimmerman, 1996
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Festivals
November 5th is Guy Fawkes' Day in Great Britain. Guy Fawkes was born in England in 1570. He was a soldier who fought in Spain and in the Netherlands. In 1605 Guy Fawkes and his friends made a plot to kill the English king, James I.
Rikke Thomsen, 2007
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The United Kingdom: England
Celebrated on November 5, Guy Fawkes Day commemorates the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. The Gunpowder Plot conspira— tors, led by Robert Catesby, were zealous Roman Catholics enraged at King James I for refusing to grant ...
Britannica Educational Publishing, Jeff Wallenfeldt, 2013
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The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain
... Robert, bishop of Lincoln 99, 226, 27« Gryg, Gruffudd 92 Guildford, Guy Fawkes' Day 399, 4oo-1 guising 95-6 Gunpower Treason Day 161, 393-4o7, 42o Guthlaxton Hundred (Leicestershire), Christmas customs 63 Guy Fawkes's Night 161, ...
Ronald Hutton, 1996
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Funky Nassau: Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian ...
Keith Wisdom has suggested that one reason for the festival's postemancipation survival in the Bahamas maybe bound up in the celebration of Guy Fawkes Day ( November 5), a celebration that offered an analogue sanctioned by patriotism: ...
Timothy Rommen, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GUY FAWKES DAY»

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Stage review: Twisty 'Sherlock's Last Case' more about chemistry …
There's a parallel with Guy Fawkes Day, aptly commemorating a rebellion that failed, and the wit extends to the inter-scene music. “Sherlock's ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
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Houses of Parliament (Great Britain) Fast Facts
November 5 is still celebrated in England as “Guy Fawkes Day”, when people celebrate with bonfires and fireworks and burn effigies of Fawkes ... «Gant Daily, Jul 15»
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Boom Boom Sparkle Sparkle
In Great Britain, fireworks are a calling card for Guy Fawkes Day, which takes place on Nov. 5. This day remembers the Gunpowder Plot, ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
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Happy Territory Day! Source: istock
Previously, they had celebrated Guy Fawkes Day in November. Territory Day seemed more appropriate. However the annual event is not loved ... «NEWS.com.au, Jun 15»
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Family of Auckland woman Cissy Chen call for witnesses to come …
... Monday at the North Shore reserve where Cissy's body was discovered 16 months after she disappeared on Guy Fawkes Day 2012. «Stuff.co.nz, Jun 15»
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How Mirror's Edge: Catalyst Is Telling Faith's Origin Story
Any relation to Guy Fawkes Day of November 5th? We wouldn't be surprised if that were indeed the case. It's probably a combination of that ... «Overmental, Jun 15»
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Events potential at Invercargill's Rugby Park 'will surprise people'
He was keen to see fireworks displays at Rugby Park to mark occasions like New Year's Eve and Guy Fawkes Day. "Rugby Park is available ... «The Southland Times, Jun 15»
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Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot to Obliterate the British House …
Every fifth of November, people across the United Kingdom celebrate Guy Fawkes Night (known also as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and ... «Ancient Origins, Mar 15»
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What Guy Fawkes Day Looked Like in Cities Around the World
Groups in cities as diverse as New York, Belgrade, and Hong Kong donned those infamous masks on November 5, what's become known as ... «CityLab, Nov 14»
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Bands come together for Guy Fawkes Day, Steampunk Night
This show is in honor of Guy Fawkes Day, the day Guy Fawkes almost burned down England's Parliament on Nov. 5, 1605. It is also ... «Daily Athenaeum, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Guy Fawkes Day [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/guy-fawkes-day>. Oct 2020 ».
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