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Guy Fawkes Nightnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈɡaɪ fɔːks ˌnaɪt/  us   /ˈɡaɪ fɔːks ˌnaɪt/ (also Bonfire Night) UK
in the UK, the ​evening of 5 ​November, when ​models of men, called guys, are ​burned on ​largefiresoutside and there are firework displays. This is in ​memory of the ​failedattempt by Guy Fawkes to ​destroy the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605 with ​explosives.
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