Buwan Ng Wika at Home

How We Celebrated Buwan ng Wika at Home

by Captain Melon (Personal Narrative 3rd Grade)

Buwan ng Wika is a celebration to make the Filipinos proud of their culture. It is celebrated every August. In school, we celebrate Buwan ng Wika with games, a feast, songs, videos, and dancing. We decided to do the same thing here at home last Friday, August 21.

Preparation

The day before, we made a dyip for our photo booth using colorful paper and cardboard.

Jeepney Cutout
Food Name Plates

Filipino Delicacies

The next day, the food that we ordered came in a flash to our house. Everyone was excited about dessert because we have never tried Filipino desserts before.

Filipino Delicacies

The desserts were Ginataang Bilo-Bilo, Puto, Suman, Bibingka, Leche Flan cake, Puto Bumbong, and Sapin-Sapin.

Bibingka
Puto Bumbong
Suman

We have to try it all because we need to write down how each one tastes.

My favorites were the bibingka, Sapin-Sapin, ginataang bilo-bilo, and the suman.

Filipino Delicacies Feast

Filipino Games

After that delicious lunch and dessert, we played Filipino games. First was the Tumbang Preso where we tried to knock down the can with our slippers. It was fun!

Filipino Games Tumbang Preso

Next,  we tried Sipa. I couldn’t do one hit and it was not fun so we didn’t play much of it.

Filipino Games Sipa

Last, we tried Luksong Tinik and Piko. The games were awesome because we get to jump and hop.

Filipino Games Luksong Tinik and Piko

Baybayin

After the games, we wrote Baybayin. Baybayin is the old Filipino Alphabet. We couldn’t memorize it all because there are too many letters! We just wrote “Pilipinas” instead.

Baybayin
Baybayin of Pilipinas

Philippine Trivia

After that, we read a book about the Philippine Flag and all about the Philippines. It was interesting!

Ang Aking Lupang Hinirang

Lastly, we cut and pasted Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to make a map. It was simple enough.

Luzon Visayas Mindanao

Conclusion

It certainly was something new because we have never had a Filipino celebration before. It was fun but there were only a few of us. It can use some changes like more people, aircon, and more designs to make it better. Despite that, I still feel that this one is better than the one in school because we’re with our family.   I hope we can have another celebration next year!  

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