Jake: Hi, everyone. My name is Jake. My Show & Tell is about two unique celebrations, in the Philippines where my mom is from and the other one is the UK where my dad is from.
In the UK, they celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, also called Bonfire Night. It's celebrated on November 5, commemorating the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 by Guy Fawkes who plotted to assassinate the King of England (King James I). Britain celebrates this day with fireworks and bonfires.
"Remember, remember the 5th of November".
And now in the Philippines, someone who has passed away is one of the most important occasions in family life. It is a tradition to hold a wake where families, relatives, neighbours, and friends gather to pay respect to the deceased's remains. This is one of the biggest gatherings of family members and friends, aside from weddings and baptism. The family gather to pray, to remember, to feast, and to have fun with friends and relatives. They celebrate it every 2nd of November.
Maanya: When someone dies do they go to the mosque?
Jake: No, the church.
James: Why do they need to celebrate dead people?
Jake: Because they pray for them.
Jake: So they remember them. They can remember having fun with them. They can care for them.
Chaitanya: Can I learn more later about Guy Fawkes Day?