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Guy Fawkes Day(gī′ fôks′)
November 5, observed in England to commemorate the foiling of the attempt led by Guy Fawkes in 1605 to blow up the king and members of Parliament in retaliation for increasing repression of Roman Catholics in England.
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Guy Fawkes Day
(Historical Terms) the anniversary of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot, celebrated on the evening of Nov 5 (Guy Fawkes Night) in Britain with fireworks and bonfires
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Guy′ Fawkes′ Day`(ˈgaɪ ˈfɔks)
(in Britain) November 5, celebrating the anniversary of the capture of Guy Fawkes. Compare Gunpowder Plot.
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|Noun||1.||Guy Fawkes Day - day for the celebration of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot|
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
November 5 - anniversary of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot
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