I have never heard of Guy Fawkes before, but apparently he is a guy worth celebrating! Everyone shoots off fireworks, and there was a big show down on the waterfront.
Here is what I have learned about Guy Fawkes: Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606) was an English soldier and a member of a group of Roman Catholic conspirators who attempted to carry out the Gunpowder Plot to assassinate King James I of England (James VI of Scotland) and the members of both houses of the Parliament of England with a huge explosion, which was prevented by his arrest on 5 November 1605.
And because there was a huge explosion, now it is celebrated every year with fireworks. Crazy!
A whole new set of holidays to learn about :)