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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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We celebrate newroz too
I am from Afghanistan.

Certainly, the best tradition in my country IRAN and in other Persian language countries such as Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and so on is Nowruz. This feast means the new day. In IRAN, Nowruz begins on 21 March and ends after 13 days. It is a very nice tradition because everybody wears his new clothes and goes to the house of their relatives.

Some of the tradition you wrote about guys are really amazing. The Epiphany in Russia is something... Well, at the moment I live in Colombia and as Diego said, there are many carnivals and popular celebrations. In most of them there are beauty contexts, which I most confess I am not a big fan of, and usually there is very loud music during many days, which can be annoying. I am not quite sure whether I would miss those traditions if I leave.
However, one context that I find funny is “Festival del burro”, dunky festival. It is a beauty contest but there are not women but donkeys. It takes place in a very small town called San Antero in the Caribbean coast and it works just like beauty contest with grooming donkeys.

Hello everyone! I am from Kazakhstan.
Most of all I like Nauruz celebrating In our country. every year spring we visit each other and to wish helthy to each other.
And in the centre of the each town of our country we build yurts, where everybody can taste our national meal

It's so nice to read about about the diversity of traditions around the world.I'm from Myanmar and I live in Yagon. In my country, there are many traditional festivals such as Thingyan , Waso , Thadingyut , Thasoungmyone ,etc.Among those, Thingyan festival is the biggest festival in Myanmar. It is also called Water festival or Myanmar New year. It usually takes place for 4 days and some year it takes place 5 days.We pour water each other and we donate foods and do good deeds in those day. We clean the house , Monastery and Pagodas. During the festival, we get public long holidays. In the first day of new year's morning , we go to the nearest pagodas after that to pray for the whole new year.

Hi. I’m from Vietnam. In my country, we have many tradition but the thing i like best is family gathering at mid autumn festival tradition. On this occasion, people are returning home and meeting their relatives. they will eat family meal and talk to each other. The children will receive other. The children will receive the Mid-Autumn Festival. It will be very exciting and happy. In particular, we have moon cakes - a cake in the Mid-Autumn Festival and we can say that Mid-Autumn Festival is not a Mid-Autumn Festival without moon cake.

Hi. I'm from Vietnam and I want to tell you about our tradition festival, which called "Tet". It's same as New Year in Western, but this is Lunar New Year in our country. We do many things in these days. Before Tet, we have to clean house and all objects in the house such as table, chair, wall, floor, etc. Then we will clean kitchen and buy goldfish to worship Mr.Cong & Mr.Tao (they are kitchen Gods) back to heaven. Then we will pack "Banh Chung" before New Year Eve so we can eat them during Tet. In the first day of New Year's morning, we often go exodus (go out of the house on appropriate direction of age) to hope for luck and best things will come. Most of us will come to the nearest pagoda after that to pray for New Year.

It's nice to read about all your traditions. I'm from Mexico and here we usually celebrate each november 1st the Day of the Death, "Día de los Muertos". This tradition consists of making an altar for the death people who might be your family or friends who passed away. We collocate orange flowers called "zempacúchitl", some candles, a photograph from the dead person and the most important thing is to put on the altar the dead one's favorite meal. Also we use to cook hot chocolate and the traditional bread called "pan de muerto" wich might be "death's bread". It tastes orange and has a fluffy and soft consistence.
We love to celebrate this day and to our loved ones because we think that death isn't always a reason to cry but also a reason to feast that the people who passed away now is resting and that we remind them every day.

It's so nice to hear about the diversity of traditions you have in your countries. I'm from Bolivia and today, like every 24th January, we celebrate Alasitas, the Abundance Festival. A month long fair begins in La Paz, where you can buy miniature versions of whatever you desire to achieve this year. For instance, you might want to buy a house, so you could get a tiny house, a big building or a car. There are even little university degree tittles and marriage certificates.
After their purchase, people pray to Ekeko, the god of abundance, with the hope he will bring fortune and abundance to your life. It might sound quite bizarre but there's a very colourful environment.

Hi! I'm from Russia, and I'm not a religious person, but I'd like to tell you about the orthodox holiday Epiphany. There is an interesting but sometimes extreme tradition to dive into the ice water late at night.

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