Monday, November 04, 2019

Why Don't Americans Celebrate Guy Fawkes Night?

I recall fondly the British Guy Fawkes Nights of my youth. However, little did I know it at the time, but the 2008 iteration of Guy Fawkes Night would be my last for a very long time. You see, five days later, I moved to the United States of America, where it quickly became clear that no such celebration existed. The question I have to day is "why don't Americans celebrate Guy Fawkes?" Watch the video to find out why this isn't such a daft question after all.




Laurence Brown is a British writer and YouTuber who somehow convinced the city of Chicago to let him in. He is an English Language graduate from Lancaster University and a passionate word etymologist, with a particular interest in British and American neologisms. Since moving to the United States, he has become increasingly curious about Britain's historical influence on American culture and about America in general.

1 comment:

Wyatt's Rebellion said...

A great video! I did wonder why the Americans don't celebrate Guy Fawkes night, thanks for clearing it up. Research the Guildford Guy Riots too, it's all connected! (I was raised just outside Guildford)

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