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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