This is bonfire night in UK. To remember the plotter of treason, Guy Fawkes, who planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament on 5th November 1605 in an attempt to assassintate James I. He was caught and executed, and to this day people in Britain remember the date with bonfires, on top of which there is often a 'guy', a scarecrow like doll that is burnt. It is a rather barbaric tradition in a way. In my childhood we made a guy and paraded him up and down the street collecting pennies! Now kids seem to light big fires, no guy, but lot of fire works. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot!