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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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Hi everyone

My best regards for you, I would like to share one of the most popular traditions in Mexico, the day of the death. The story of this tradition begins with the idea of the death by our ancestors, but first I have to mention that I don't know the story well, so I may be mistaken in some parts. Back to the story, our ancestors believed that death was something kind of "beautiful", like the next life, and that an specific day in the year all the deaths had the chance to visit their loved ones, this day was stablished to be on November 2nd. Some people say that the "gates" of the underworld were opened even a day before, that is November 1st, and this was specially for kids and people that hadn't had family. But from my knowledge I didn't know about it.

I am from Uzbekistan and I have been living for fifteen years in Germany. We have a wonderful home tradition in March. We'll celebrate on 21 March Navruz day.
The best thing about Navruz is the meal sumalak, that is a delicious sweetness! and history behind it is amazing.
Basically, the tribes of Zardusht was tried to prepare the great meal in spring and brought a big pot filled with white ground wheat, water, and flour. They nearly prepared all ingredients too- they hung the pot above the fire but they were asleep and it was boiled until the morning by seven angels. Early morning the people of tribes had been seen a wonderful sweet meal.

This country, Colombia has a lot of religious traditions, I don’t remember one that isn’t. Nowaday I don't have one special tradition, but when I was kid my favorite tradition was christmas presents, foods and share time with the family was great nowaday it is not the same, also its true that every year in colombia on december 31st we build a doll fill of fireworks that represent all that bad things that happened in the last year and we want to left behind at the end of this year people are gonna explode a huge doll.

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Great to read about particular festivals in the UK. I have never read about that celebration. I am from Colombia but I have lived in Switzerland for the last 5 years. Indeed, I will write about one tradition on 31 December in Colombia. We also build every year a ”guy” and fill with fireworks. The ”guy” that is mainly one political figure or someone who during the current year did bad their job, will put on fire in the middle of the night and the people drink and dance around him. The fact is that is building year by year thousands of those kinds of dolls to say bye to the bad things that have happened. Seems that all over the world the society has near festivals.

Hi, everyone, it is nice to read your stories. I'm here to summarise about a tradition that we have in Brazil, it is called Festa Junina (June Party). As you may imagine, it happens in june, winter season in Brazil.

This is a traditional celebration that we have in Brazil. The parties happens on the streets, for all the citizens of the city, or people can make parties in private areas, like in their house or places with bigger space. We have traditional foods, like cakes made out of corn, pop corns, sugar apple, "soup" made out of beans, manioc, and other types of food that we only have in Brazil, such as canjica. We wear traditional costumes at the celebrations. These costumes represents people from rural areas, where the celebration was created.

Every region in Brazil has its own way to celebrate the Festa Junina, but it's the same tradition. We didn't celebrate it this year, 2020, due to coronavirus and the quarentine. I'm excited to celebrate it next year.

Hi everyone!.. it´s great to read all the important and special traditions around the world. I´m from Mexico. One of the most important traditions here is on November 1th and 2th, are the days we celebrate "All Saints Day" and "Day of the Dead". Are the days we remember our ancestors or familiar dead and we commemorate and build offerings to them with food, photos, traditional flowers, alcohol, etc.
The Disney movie "Coco" it´s based on this tradition, is beautiful... i really recommend to watch it!
Thanks for reading! ;)

Hi everyone !
It is very interesting and informative to read about the traditions from different parts of the world. I am originally from Myanmar but I have been living in Singapore for 5 years.
We have a lot of traditions and festivals in Myanmar. Among them the tradition I like the most is the Thadinkyoot Festival (I do not how to put it in English so I spell it how it sound in Myanmar).
It is celebrated in October every year. Our Lord of Buddha paid a visit to his mother to to deliver his teaching to her as an expression of his gratitude. The festival commemorate it.
Every house light up candles and kids play with firework. People visit their relatives and teachers and Pay homage to teachers and elderly.
The best thing I like about is that we receive pocket money from our parents and relatives.
Now I am a grown up and it is my turn to give pocket money to my nieces :).

Please feel free to correct my mistakes if any.
Thanks

so cool to read about the buddhism , I think it's an interesting religion and I'm looking fordward to learn more, thanks for sharing one of your traditions.

Hi everyone,
It's cool to read about everyone's home tradition! I'm from Spain but I've been living abroad for 10 years and the thing I missed the most was the Night of the Three Kings.
The best thing about the Night of Three Kings is the magic. The night before January sixth, all the family members put their shoes near a window or door and go to sleep. Next morning, everyone has one or more presents there.
This happens every year in January and my favourite thing is that this is not only for kids because the Three Magicians come to each house in Spain.

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