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So cool to read about everyone's home tradition they miss the most! I'm from England but I've been living in the States for five years and the thing I miss the most is Bonfire Night on November 5th.

The best thing about Bonfire Night is the fireworks, oh, and the bonfires! … and the history behind it. Basically, Guy Fawkes and his friends tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James I. They nearly did it too – they hired a room under the House of Parliament and filled it with explosives. But someone told the royal palace. The authorities found Guy Fawkes in the room guarding the explosives, and he was sentenced to torture and death.

So it's a tradition that celebrates the fact that the king survived. It also means people don't forget what happens if you plot against your country. There's a kind of poem about it that starts 'Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot.' That's why we build a 'guy' – a life-size model of Guy Fawkes – and burn it on the bonfire. Pretty dark and horrible when you think about it!

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It's so cool to learn about the traditions in other countries and cultures. I'm from Colomibia and one special day in the year is the last day in the year, specificaly december 31th. When is 12o'clock at nigth, Many people burn a manikin or doll filled with fireworks (called old year) remembering the year finishing. These dolls usually represent politics, characters or anything with sarcasm, cinism or humor.

İt is really exciting read other peoples comments and learn their cultures. in my country we have a really pleasant day which is 23rd April National Sovereignty and Childrens Day. it isn't just childrens day in Turkey it's includes all the childrens. İn that day childrens from all around the world coming to Turkey and all over the country celebrations are held. 23rd April was opening Grand National Assembly of Turkey and one of most important day of the Turkish struggle. I should add that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk -our leader- who gifted this day to all children said "Little ladies, little gentlemens! You are all a future rose, star. You are the one who will literally drown the country. Think about how important and valuable you are and work accordingly. It does a lot of you. "

Its so good for me to complete my study. To live in other country and to have such an experience. First i studied in nursing school then i had a job in a hospital wich is near to my house, then i didnt expect that i will feel so bad about it because i juste cant stay like that without completing my studies in the university

Wonderful to know about other's culture! I'm from Indonesia and we have a very diverse community with hundreds of tribes, cultures, and languages. Indonesia is a muslim majority country and we celebrate Eid al-Fitr (end of the Ramadan month when muslim is required to fast) with a tradition called mudik. Basically, mudik means gathering with our parents, grandparents, and all the other member of the big fam, enjoying the festive and maintain the relations with our family. It's a big tradition because hundreds of thousands of people move to their hometown. Not only the muslim do this tradition, but also the other religion as well.

Such a great to learn and educate ourselves about the similarities and differences of the nation's culture. I have been living in India more than one year and a half. As a Sudanese I found a few likes of cultures. In my country people are famous by generosity and helping. If you pass any rural area people never leave you until you take a rest and have delicious food. This tradition is not bound by a specific time of a year. Very upsetting to find this habit is declining in big cities and towns, where people are less caring about others.

So cool to know our diversities across the world. I'm from Rakhine State in Myanmar. In Myanmar, there are twelve months in a year and each month has its own tradition. Among them, I want to tell you about the last night of Tazaungdaing festival holding on Tazaungmone month. It is known as the thieves' night.
In the times of Myanmar Kings, there was a thief called 'Nga Tet Pyar'. He had a magic tattoo of a cat on each his thigh. So, he was as light as a cat. He was like a bat man or spider man. He stole properties only from rich people. He stole two necklaces if the house owner has four. He sold the stolen properties. And he shared money with the poor people. He was a hero for poor although he was a thief. The last night of Tazaungdaing festival, named for thief 'Nga Tet Pyar', is called the thieves' night. People steal things from others' houses on that night but nobody gets angry. It is a custom but we did not go beyond the limit. We did not steal valuable things. Myanmar traditions are lovely and admirable.
Thanks everyone for reading my comment.

it is a very good experience to get to know other nations' traditions. For us in Egypt, we have so many occasions where people gather to celebrate. I want to speak about certain tradition we have in Egypt to celebrate the mothers' day which take place on 21th march every year. In this day, members of every family gather with their mothers, bring gifts to their mothers and express their love, respect and gratitude for mother's sacrifices to her children. I also want to mention that many Egyptian singers and artists perform a lot of artistic works such as songs and films for this day to remind us with the mother efforts to raise her children.

Hi everyone. I'm Ayşegül. I am from Turkey and I try the learn english. I am a university student and my university department is
maritime transportation and management engineering. İt's a bit long name. Briefly I will be a captain ıf I to graduated.

It's really interesting to know about other people countries' traditions.For me, I'm from Myanmar.The tradition I like the best is thadingyut traditional festival.
In this day, the youngers give respect and worship to the elders like your parents,grandparents,and relatives.And they give back some pocket money.I really love this tradition.

Great to read all the impression culture and tradition from all over the world. The prestigious commemoration I admired the most from my country is 13 February. It's a commemoration for the national leader, Aung San's birthday. He was considered as "Father of Nation of modern-day Myanmar". In that time, there will be a commemoration which held in the headquarter of each city, for instance, Mandalar Thiri Stadium in Mandalay. So, indeed, that is the day that I admired the most because of the movement and actions Aung San done for our country was extremely efficiency and inspire for the posterity like us.

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