3. England: Guy Fawkes Night.
North American Halloween may have originated in the British Isles, but the holiday isn’t nearly as popular as it is on the other side of the Atlantic. What is popular, though, is Guy Fawkes Night, celebrated by lighting bonfires each November 5th. So who was Guy Fawkes, and why does he have his own holiday? Well, back in 1605 Guy Fawkes was part of a plot to oust the Protestant King James I and replace him with a Catholic leader. The attempt failed and Fawkes was arrested; November 5th was the day of his execution.