NOTE: LET'S TRY AND AVOID RELIGOUS DISCUSSION HERE OK, I read about him, the Gunpowder Plot, and James I. I can't understand: 1. Why this is even celebrated at all? Is this a national holiday? Is it only celebrated in England? Do people get the day off? What goes on during this day? 2. Is this a Protestant Holiday that celebrates a "victory" over the Catholics? If so, this seems very weak. Weren't there tons of plots against Elizabeth I? 3. Is this a Catholic Holiday that celebrates Guy Fawkes as a martyr? If so, this seems rather weak considering that he was basically committing a terrorist act - and it failed.