Tonight is our famed Bonfire Night - Fireworks Night. This is when we celebrate the capture of Guy Fawkes who with Catholic associates plotted to blow up Parliament in 1605.
From the Goddess Wiki:
In January 1606 the Thanksgiving Act was passed, and commemorating the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot became an annual event. Coincidentally the celebrations for the pagan festival of Samhain, which included the burning of the "old guy" on a bonfire, were held about this time of the year, and so other traditions, such as ringing of church bells and lighting fireworks were added soon after the act was passed and the "guy" became a personification of Guy Fawkes. The act remained in place until 1859. Despite the repeal of the act taking place over 150 years ago, Guy Fawkes Night still remains a yearly custom throughout Britain.
These days I might offer to buy him a cigar!
Samhain Blessings, my friends...