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Clarifying that this puzzle is looking for a hidden civilization - the title also contains clues alluding to something similar.

Guy Fawkes slept
on April Fools day
and dreamt of American
or Texan Independence
for all saints.

Hint:

Dates can lead to a civilized answer.

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  • $\begingroup$ Possibly a valid question: Are the clues to be figured out in a US way or rest of world way? (If this question doesn't make sense then I'm way off so ignore) $\endgroup$ – SlashmanX Apr 1 '16 at 11:48
  • $\begingroup$ @SlashmanX - Fair question and US/World format doesn't affect the answer. $\endgroup$ – Tom Apr 1 '16 at 12:36
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    $\begingroup$ Guy Fawkes is Nov-5. April Fools is Apr-1. American Independence=Jul-4. Texan Independence=Mar-2. All Saints=Nov-1. $\endgroup$ – Van.Graaf Apr 2 '16 at 11:14
  • $\begingroup$ @Van.Graaf Correct start. The answer can be found from these. $\endgroup$ – Tom Apr 2 '16 at 13:08
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Thanks to Van Graaf for listing the dates, I would have some trouble identifying American holidays.

You're looking for

the Maya civilization.

Reasoning:

Take the letter in the month name corresponding to the dates:

Guy Fawkes is Nov-5: November
April Fools is Apr-1: April
American Independence=Jul-4: July
Texan Independence=Mar-2: March
All Saints=Nov-1: November

Together, the letters form the word "mayan".

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    $\begingroup$ The title has two other American civilizations hidden in it: Aztec and Inca. $\endgroup$ – f'' Apr 2 '16 at 23:34

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