For John, BLUF: I guess I am just as happy it went away. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Or Guy Fawkes Night, as it is in England, where the celebration included bonfires and effigies of those seen as enemies of the People.
The key lesson is that Guy Fawkes is the last person to enter Parliament with honest intentions.
The celebration used to have a strong anti-Catholic flavor in the UK, and New England. The Puritans in England, and New England, used it as a event to preach against the Catholic Church. In the United States, after the Revolution, it diminished in importance and by the mid-1800s in England it had lost much of its violence and it then evolved into a twentieth social event, with bonfires and fireworks.
Regards — Cliff