V for Vendetta

Remember the Fifth of November: The Gunpowder Plot and Bonfire Night

Rememeber remember the Fifth of November

The Gunpower Treason and plot

I know of no reason the Gunpower Treason

Should ever be forgot.

Nowadays many Americans are more likely to be aware of the Remember, remember the fifth of November rhyme from the Wachowski Brothers’ cult hit V for Vendetta or the flurry of Facebook status updates on the subject in their Newsfeeds once a year, rather than because of actual history, but did you know that there’s an actual British holiday associated with this saying?