American Notes: Guy Fawkes

by awindram

GUY FAWKES: The proliferation recently of Guy Fawkes’s iconography this side of the Atlantic, particularly with young hacktivists, has yet to extend to hipsters throwing actual Guy Fawkes Night events. It’s somewhat of a shame, the modern incarnation of Guy Fawkes night stripped of its anti-Papist roots is now primarily about fireworks displays, sparklers and eating roast sausages, so pretty much an autumnal July 4th which seems like it would have some novelty appeal here.