British Holidays – Guy Fawkes Day

British Holidays – Guy Fawkes Day


hi everyone I’m Gina remember remember
the fifth of November gunpowder treason and plot if you live in the UK you will
know that rhyme and what it means if you don’t then you soon well it refers to
Guy Fawkes Day an annual celebration on the 5th of November in this lesson
you’re going to learn about what Guy Fawkes Day is and how it is celebrated why did people in the UK first start to
celebrate Guy Fawkes Day will show you the answer at the end of this video
Guy Fawkes Day celebrates a failure of Guy Fawkes and his accomplices in their
plot to kill King James are first in 1605 Forks and his friends plan to blow
up the houses of parliament with the Protestant King inside and replace him
with a Catholic monarch however their plot was discovered and they were
arrested and later executed for treason we celebrate Guy Fawkes Day by lighting
large bonfires and setting our fireworks the
celebrations are also called bonfire night people may go to organised
firework displays or have smaller parties in their gardens
fireworks are a large part of the celebrations and although the event is
on the 5th of November it isn’t unusual to hear fireworks throughout October –
another way of marking the day is by the making of a guy a guy is a homemade
dummy that is usually made to resemble Guy Fawkes himself
it used to be commonplace to see children with their guys asking for
money by shouting penny for the guy but this tradition is not as popular in
recent years the guys are thrown onto the bonfires and burnt the image of die Forks has become very
popular in recent years due to Guy Fawkes masks being used in the film V
for Vendetta and also by the online group Anonymous and now I’ll give you
the answer to the earlier quiz why did people in the UK first start to
celebrate Guy Fawkes Day the celebrations of Guy Fawkes Day began
because the government in 1605 enforced a public day of celebration the public
had no choice but to light bonfires and celebrate the failure of the plot how is
this lesson did you learn something interesting do you have any events or
festivals that you celebrate with fireworks in your country leave us a
comment at English class 101.com and we’ll see you in the next lesson bye you

100 thoughts on “British Holidays – Guy Fawkes Day

  1. Nice lesson,I think It's of the utmost important to know a little about the culture of other countries especially if it's a country where English is spoken 'cause It's the language we are learning.Gina,you are beautiful,I love your eyes.Cheers¡

  2. The Gunpowder Plot was a false-flag operation, just like 9/11. Guy Fawkes Day was state-enforced propaganda by the Protestant English oligarchic money power that gained ascendancy through the the theft of Catholic monasteries by Henry VIII, to instill public hatred toward the Catholic Church and keep the Protestants in power.

  3. It has to be put into context.  It was less than fifty years since the reign of "bloody Mary" who in a mere 5 years had had more people put to death in England than her father, brother and sister combined.  There was a real fear of a Catholic monarchy amongst the English.  James VI (now I) had shown a tolerance towards Catholics in Scotland and seemed to be pursuing a similar policy in his new kingdom of England.  Cecil therefore orchestrated a plot to change the king's mind with the backing of parliament. 

    When news of the unsuccessful plot spread, people in London spontaneously lit bonfires in celebration.  Why?  Because there had been great uncetrtainty as to what would happen when "Good Queen Bess" died and great relief when teh protestant James VI was finally named heir.  Mary I's (grandaughter of the Sapnish Kings who introduced the Inquisition) legacy remains with us to the present in that any Royal marrying a Catholic is permanently excluded from the succession.

    The observance did not becaome statuatory until 1606  – and then only in England. The Service of Thanksgiving in the Church of England's Book of Common Prayer, which was compulsory each 5th November, was quietly allowed to die out by the end of the 19th century (just as TafalgarDay did during the 20th century).

    Though I can see no evidenc that the Act was ever repealed, in the intervening 400 years, it has become a part of the fabric of British life and any attempt to ban it would meet with stiff resistance from teh public at large.

  4. In my State of Utah in the USA, we have fireworks on July 21 to celebrate the day the Mormon  Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley, July 21,1847-

  5. Guy Fawkes was and still is an idea and ideas don't fade ideas are never forget ideas are internal ideas can't be forgotten

  6. thanks for this video. I wonder if this celebration is related to Halloween? Both are the same?, or the second one is a product of the first one?
    I would like to know your opinion. I am from latinAmerica, and i am trying to understand a little bit of the british culture.
    Thanks

  7. This video was very helpful to my American 4th grade students. I really appreciated the definitions in the upper left-hand corner. Thank you so much!

  8. I live n the uk and was born here too I've never ever herd of GF day?! I do know about him and we call it bonfire night cos that's all there is to it nothing happens in the day what so ?! GF day ??!

  9. That's a good lesson. Yes my country celebrates it's independence from Great Britain on July 4 with fireworks, but most people know this 🙂

  10. Guy Fawkes was a roman catholic terrorist. A well known associate of jesuit priests. He obeyed a previous pope's cry for papists to rebel against the English crown. The term "plot" was used in defining it because it was romist clergy that helped in it, thus a "plot" it truly was. The jesuit order was explicitly created to be a social and militant branch of rome, with a sole purpose of undermining the work of the reformers. Not they themselves get their hands dirty, but rather instruct others to be good papists and make freedom of religion a thing that happened in only one point of history.

  11. Thank you so much!!! , yes, I learn a fun fact , I didn't know about the mask , your channel is amazing!!! congratulations

  12. great video my sister but let us remember that rome and the pope have not change if they could burn us at the stake today for reading the bible they would.but in the book of revelation 13 there are two beast one is rome the other is the united states of america the bible says in the end we will see a church and state union form and the fires of persecution will be rekindled.for many years rome have fix it eye on the united states of america the largest protestant nation to bring it government under catholic principals and it have finally succeeded i encourage you and everyone watching this video to get the book called the great controversy by ellen gould white . there is another book called foxes book of matyrs by john fox please everyone should get these books and read them together with the holy scriptures

  13. Hello Gina,
    My name is Taro, I am a first year university student in Yokohama, Japan.
    My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on You Tube. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about a Japanese festival called "Tanabata"

  14. Hello,Gina!My name is Ran.I am a first year university student in Kanagawa, Japan. My English teacher has told me to email you a story  based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on You Tube. Do you remember?Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about summer festival. In summer festival, we wear yukata, eat something we buy at street stalls and enjoy games like scopping goldfish. At night, big fire works is sent up. Summer festival is very fun. You should come Japan and enjoy summer festival!

  15. Hello, Gina! My name is Shoichi. I am a first-year university student in Kanagawa, Japan. My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on You Tube. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about fireworks display called “Omagari fireworks display”. The display is one of Japanese three large fireworks displays. The display is held in Akita prefecture. It is said that origination of creation fireworks is the display. A winner is given the Prime Minister award as a highest award in the display.

  16. Hello Gina, My name is Taka, I am a first year university student in Yokohama, Japan.My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about fireworks festival in Japan. Do you know "Nagaoka festival" ? The festival is usually held in Niigata prefecture in August 2 and 3. It is one of the largest fireworks festival in my country. About twenty thousand fireworks are set off for two days.A million or more people see fireworks every year. Please come to see the festival sometime!

  17. Hello, Gina! My name is Moeko. I am a first year student in Kanagawa, Japan. My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on YouTube. Do you remenber? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about "Shinoda no Hanabi" which held in Shiga prefecture. The fireworks are launched at the end of the festival which pray for a rich harvest. That fireworks is a set piece of fireworks, not skyrocket, and it is handmade by craftsman with a traditional method. I want you to watch Japanese fireworks!!

  18. Hello,Gina! My name is Shiori. I am a first year university student in Kanagawa,Japan. My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on YouTube. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about fireworks display called "Chichibuyo festibal". The festibal is held in Chichibu, Saitama prefecture. This festival came to be held from the Edo era, and it is an act of God of Chichibu shrine. Many people are attracted by magnificent fireworks. This is appointed by the important intangible cultural asset of Japan.

  19. Hello Gina .
    My name is Ryosuke.
    I am a first year student in Kanagawa,Japan.
    My English teacher has told me to comment you made about Guy Fawkes Day.
    You said that tell me celebration with fireworks in your country.
    In Japan, there are many festival with fireworks.I will tell you our popular festival .
    Sumidagawa fireworks display in Tokyo is one of the most popular celebration in Japan.I went this fireworks display once.There were many many people! So, I couldn't move enough. The end of this fireworks display, I was very tired. And it was difficult to go home, of course the reason was many many people! But this celebration's fireworks are very nice and beautiful! Moreover the fireworks that launched are many! If you go to this, you can enjoy the fireworks.

  20. Hello Gina,
    My name is Kana, I am a first year university student in Kanagawa , Japan.
    My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on You Tube. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about a Japanese festival called "Sagamihara Nouryo Fireworks Festivals"which held in Kanagawa prefecture.Fireworks are launched in the Sagami River riverbed 8000 shots. This fireworks festival is relayed on TV and radio.This fireworks festival started in 1951 in hopes of revival of Sagami Tana. Fireworks of this fireworks display are small but the combination is good and artistic. Because there are many Star Mines that fireworks producers cooperate with three companies instead of one company. Especially the last Star Mine at the fireworks display is impressive and it is amazing. Please enjoy your summer as well.

  21. Hello, Gina! My name is Rina. I am a first-year student in Kanagawa, Japan.
    My English teacher has told me to email you a a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks.
    Well, I will tell you briefly about "Enoshima fireworks display in the cool of a summer evening". 1,200 fireworks will be launched. At a pretty popular fireworks display, the Katase coast of Enoshima is filled with people. There are several other fireworks festival events in Japan. Please come and visit when you come to Japan.

  22. Hello Gina,
    My name is Yuka. I am a first year university student in Kanagawa, Japan.
    My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on YouTube. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country.
    There is Konosu fireworks festival in my local area. This fireworks festival is held in October every year. The launch count is about 15,000 shots. This fireworks festival is the biggest fireworks in the world launched. There are also performances that 300 fireworks can be launched. When I went to see this fireworks festival I was touched by thinking it was very beautiful.If you came to Japan, please go to the fireworks festival.

  23. Hello Gina,My name is Taro, I am a first year university student in Yokohama, Japan.My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about Sumida fireworks festival. This is a biggest festival with fireworks in Japan. We can enjoy about ten thousands fireworks and watch them by TV program.If you free, please come and join us!

  24. Hello Gina,
    My name is Ryosuke, I am a first year university student in Yokohama, Japan.
    My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about "Suwako lake Fireworks Festival".This is held in Nagano prefecture and in August. At this festival, fireworks are shot from the lake and the amount of fireworks which are shooting up is a lot.Set off 42,000 fireworks are sending up in around 2 hours. This is fireworks festival is one of the biggest in Japan.When I visited this festival,it was raining and very cold and we could't see the fireworks tightly. So I want to visit this festival someday on a sunny day with my girlfriend. Please visit this festival someday and it will be your wonderful memories.

  25. Hello Gina.
    My name is Akiko, I am a first year university student in Kanagawa, Japan. My English tearcher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on YouTube. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our county where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about fireworks display called "Tateyama fireworks display". This is held in Chiba prefecture. Specialties are underwater fireworks that are launched directly from surface of the sea. The underwater fireworks are the size of the Kanto area maximum level. Also, Flamenco dance is unfolded in coast. Those are very exciting and attractive. About ninety thousand people come to watch fireworks every year. Please come to Tateyama by all means!

  26. Hello Gina,

    My name is Yuta. I am a first year university student in Kanagawa, Japan. My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on You Tube. Do you remember? Maybe you said us have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I would like to tell you about Nagaoka Festival”. It is held on August 1st in Nagaoka, Niigata prefecture. This festival is held with fireworks to lament the death of victims. Nagaoka city was bombed by Air Force in World War Ⅱ. So, there were a lot of casualties in the Air Force. This festival is very traditional festival.

  27. Hello, Gina!!
    I'll introduce my local festival!
    Tabacco festival which is held on every September is a famous festival. By a historical festival, it is the 70th this year. Many people visit this festival, and the number is 300,000 in two days. The fireworks which are main of thi festival are launched from 19:30. Large Niagara of the set-piece fireworks of approximately 480 meters is performed and 800 fireworks are launched afterwards and completed this festival.

  28. Hello, Gina! My name is Haruka. I am a first-year university student in Kanagawa, Japan. My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on You Tube. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about
    Tabacco festival which is held on every September is a famous festival. By a historical festival, it is the 70th this year. Many people visit this festival, and the number is 300,000 in two days. The fireworks which are main of thi festival are launched from 19:30. Large Niagara of the set-piece fireworks of approximately 480 meters is performed and 800 fireworks are launched afterwards and completed this festival.

  29. Hello Gina,
    My name is Manato, I am a first year university student in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan.
    My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about "Yaizu marine fireworks display"which held in Shizuoka prefecture.
    This festival held on Auguste.You can enjoy 5000 fireworks which launch from the sea during 1 hour.And this fireworks including "2-shaku fireworks ball" and "Star-mine". "2-shaku fireworks ball" is about 60 centimeters fireworks ball. This is so big and beautiful fireworks. "Star-mine"is
    Quick fire firing fireworks. So you will be overwhelmed by fireworks.If you are interested in Japanese fireworks display, please visit Japan and participate in a fireworks event.
    When you introduce a Japanese fireworks display, I'm happy.

  30. Hello Gina.
    My name is Mayano. I am a first year university student in Kanagawa,Japan. My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on You Tube. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our county where we enjoy fireworks. Well,I will tell you briefly about New Year fireworks. The launch of fireworks is done when the New Year begins. People enjoy fireworks and celebrate the New Year.

  31. Hello, Gina! My name is Rina. I am a first-year student in Kanagawa, Japan.
    My English teacher has told me to email you a a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks.
    Well, I will tell you about "Rook In Japan Festival". This festival is held in Ibaraki and in August every year. It is the biggest music festival in Japan. It is completed the last by gorgeous fireworks. We realize that this festival was over when we watch these fireworks. I will participate in this festival this year. I am excited now.

  32. Hello Gina,
    My name is Kairi, I am a first year university student in Yokohama, Japan.
    My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about "Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival ". Sumidagawa is located in southeast of Tokyo.
    The festival is the most traditional in Kanto region and so large scale.
    Every year, 20,000 and over fireworks are launched.If you see such scene, you will be taken away your breath.However, because of such things, The festival is so crowded by large audiences.
    Please be careful when you join this festival.

  33. Hello Gina,
    My name is Nozomi. I am a first year university student in Kanagawa, Japan.
    My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on YouTube. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about "Atugi ayu Festival" which held in Kanagawa prefecture. This festival held on the first Saturday in August. 10,000 fireworks will launched in the Sagami river. This festival is crowded with more than 500,000 people every year. The last fireworks called Niagara are particularly beautiful. This festival is one of my pleasure of summer vacation from childhood for me. I am looking forward to this festival this year too!

  34. Hello Gina,
    my name is Hiroka. I am a first year university student in Kanagawa, Japan.
    My English teacher has told me to email you story based on a video you made about Guy Fawkes Day on YouTube. Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about "Momotaro festival" held in Okayama prefecture in August. Every year, 320000 people visit this festival. The real pleasure of this festival is summer fireworks. About 5000 fireworks is launched. I visited this festival every year when I was in my childhood. I want to visit this festival this summer!

  35. Hello Gina.My name is Nana
    I am a first year student in Kanagawa, Japan.
    My English teacher has told me to email you a story based on a video you made about Guy Fawks Day. Do you remember?
    Maybe you said we have to send a comment about a celebration in our country where we enjoy fireworks. Well, I will tell you briefly about Ashikaga fireworks festival in Tochigi.
    It is a climax tournament of the Ashikaga Summer Festival. More than 400,000 people crowd every year. Make people popular with fireworks of 20,000. I am going to go this year again as last year.
    Please come and see the fireworks of Ashikaga

  36. Hello Gina my name is Taro, I am first year
    university student in Japan
    My English teacher told me to send e-mail to you for homework.
    Do you remember? Maybe you said we have to send a comment about our celebration country where we enjoyed fireworks .
    Well I will tell you briefly about my favorite fire works.
    i like handheld fireworks.
    I think that I want to play fireworks every summer.

  37. It was the house of lords they tried to blow up . Not parliament . And Guy Fawkes day is not what it's called . And , we us to burn the Pope not guy Fawkes .

  38. I'm British & it's not even celebrated If the 5th falls on a weekday it's always a weekend lol it could be celebrated on the 8th or 9th if 5th falls on a Wednesday.. Not exactly a celebration "day" unless it actually falls on a Friday or Saturday. Plus it's called bonfire night.

  39. It was King James the 1st.who enforced public to celebrate that day.why people now celebrate that day were many people was excuted?

  40. So basically, you celebrate the killing of an Englishman who has a different religion. That's why I don't like religions.

  41. King james was actually a catholic and guy fawkes was a protestant along with the majority of the english population at the time

  42. Burning symbols of The Pope and Guy Fawkes is simply another example of socially accepted acts of hate and violence…much like those experienced in Belfast's annual marching season- shielded under the farce of "patriotism".

  43. We are not taught this in America. The only reason I'm here is because of the song Remember by John Lennon, as well as my own sense of curiosity. We celebrate the 4th of July in the same fashion, but under the guise of independence.

  44. Hi
    In Canary Islands (Spain ) we use fireworks in many parties but one of them is in San Juan party on 23 of June ( summer solstice) .

  45. In France, we use fireworks to celebrate the Bastille Day, on 14th of July. By doing it, we worship the "sans-culotte", that means the people against the monarchy, who took over the Bastille, that was the most important prison in Paris, on 14th of July 1789. This event marks the beginning of the French Revolution.

  46. Screw Britain! I wish Guy Fawkes had succeeded! Now you're a bunch of socialist heathens. Hail the Pope! Hope the Brexit deal leads to WW3, and this time, us yanks won't come to save you all…and your pee panty fetishes.

    Short Live The Queen!

  47. So you are telling me there is this guy who tried to kill the king and every innocent in the parliament yet you guys decided to celebrate his failure and don't care about climate change caused by the stupid fireworks. amen to tthat

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