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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, my names is didem. I am from turkey. I was born in Antalya but I have been living in İstanbul for 15 years. We have a lot of tradition but I want to talk about one of them. We're mostly muslim country and ıslamic cultere included of many tradtions. One of my best traditions celebreted' called Ramadan '. when I was a child, I was expecting with huge excitement for ramadan. first day in ramadan ,We were got up early in the morning and dressed up with new clothes, hugged each other in the family. After that ceromony , we went to grandmothers houses as we as other familys in muslim states. Because of that tradition needs to respekt and remember our all relations, friends, neighbourhoods. I was very intend that tradition, so I loved my great big family. my grandpapas gave me always money , our related gave me candys and nationel holiday everwhere nicely and warmly. I grew up with nice tradition . I have been not celebreting over 10 years that tradition because of my grandparents died. it has been not tasted as same as before.

Hi my name is Rafael and I live in Spain. In my country, a popular party is a "Fallas" in Valencia. During a one month the people eat and drink by the street. This party is by father´s day and this nigth the people burn some cardboard figures.
During 30 days, the people eat paella and drink many alcohol. Its so funny. This was celebrate in a march.

It´s good to know new things about other countries custums. I´m Colombian, and here we don´t have a celebration like Bonfire Night in the UK. However we have some celebration days realtives to the independence of our country from the Spanish. Those celebrations usually correspond to battles that led the country to be independent.
Other kind of celebrations are not national but correspond to regional or local special dates, where people celebrate cities foundation, carnivals, festivals, etc.
It´s say that in Colombia, every weekend is running a festival or carnaval in any town or region of the country, I think that that´s why people in Colombia are one of the most happy people in the world.

I'm very happy reading the comments here; which are about everyone's tradition that they miss most. I'm from Bangladesh, a multicultural country, a multiracial as well. Here in Bangladesh, winter is one of the most celebrated seasons. In January, when the weather is pretty cool, we use to visit our village. Winter in village is far more different than that of in city. Countryside becomes adorned with heavy fog. Everywhere is full of patty-flavor. When night falls, we have bonfire in the crops field with a gathering of many relatives to get our bodies warmed. At morning, we breakfast with delicious patties. I badly missed my last winter as it was pandemic time; hence we were under lockdown in city.

I like to discover traditions around the world and it is nice to read all comments here about their traditions!
I'm from São Paulo and a tradition I love is eating pastel, a kind of fried mass. We eat pastel with sugarcane juice. It is delicious!

So interesting to read about the most exciting customs from all over the world. The tradition that I miss the most is November the first, The day of the dead.

It is believed in our country, Mexico, each November the first our loved ones come down from the skies and the beyond to visit us. They find the path to their relatives and friends because our custom is to prepare a shrine with their favorite main course, pictures, and some tokens that help us to remind them.

Even though our tradition has evolved and made a mix with the American Halloween custom it is still my favorite Holiday, it has a sort of mysticism to see the children and youth using original customes from supernatural characters.

It is so nice to read some of the tradition of other countries. My name is Amanul and I'm from Indonesia. I want to point that our culture is greatly influenced by Islamic teaching, so the tradition of my country I love the most is eid al-fithr. Basically, in that day all of our family held a gathering together to celebrate and eating food, like ketupat and opor ayam.

Yes, it is a lovely gathering. We still do it in my country Lebanon.

It's very interesting to read about what tradition you miss more!
I come from the French West Indies and there, we used to celebrate dead people we loved on november, the 1st and 2nd.
Some people of the family, usually my grandmother, used go to the local cemetery to clean the graves in the morning.
In the late afternoon, all the family started to prepare themeselves to go to the cemetary.
Once there we lit candles on the graves, put flowers..it was very exiting when I was a child. Moreover, it was an occasion to meet the while family, aunts, uncles, cousins alive and dead ☺

It's been very funny to find out all the differences but also all the similarities between countries. My favorite mexican tradition is all the ritual we make around baby Jesus in christmas. Firs we sing a song called "posada" that is about Jose and María trying to find a place where they can stay the night until she gives birth to bby Jesus. Then we lull to sleep to a figure of a bby Jesus, we kiss his forehead and receive sweets form the owner of the figure. Finally we break the piñata as a symbol of our liberation from the seven capital sins. I know it sounds very intense, but it's actually very funny.

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