It's fun learning about others holiday rituals. Never heard of Beggars Night before. In England every year, on November 5th, they celebrate Bonfire Night.
I sent my parents a Bonfire Night Hamper with some of their favorite goodies from the beautiful Lake District where we all used to go hiking. They have fireworks, bonfires and best of all bonfire night food such as pork pies and mushy peas, baked potatoes, treacle toffee...I could go on - somethings I just miss.