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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. I enjoyed reading about all the unique traditions in different countries. I am from Mexico and we have a LOT of traditions. My favorite one is the "Day of the death", We celebrate it between October 31st and November 2nd. On this holiday we remember and honored our deceased loved ones. It is a colorful celebration and food plays an important part of the fiesta.

Hi everyone who reads :)
I am from Armenia. It is great and enjoyable to read about your countries traditions.
So in my country, we have a tradition called Vardavar. It is old tradition and the people are pouring water into each other. You will be lucky when you will be in Armenia on that day becouse it's a beautiful day you will see happy and hospitable people on the streets :)
I am sharing link you can enjoy with beautiful images connected to Vrdavar :)

I from Macau it's part of China, the most tradition I think I most like is Chinese New Year, it's a well-known most important tradition in China, in this period of time we can get red pocket which inside has money, get from elderly and married people even senior colleague, and then last but not least the second-best part has a lot of holidays.

Hello everyone it is really cool to read and learn traditions from the world. I'm from Turkey and as other countries we have several traditions and I like them all but I believe, which I am going to mention, one of the most important because it is about the reborning of the country. It represents of creating council. The day also gifted the childeren so it called ' National Sovereignty and Children's Day '. We just celebrated 100th year of it but unfortunatelly because of corona virus, we had to celebrate it from home two days ago. Even though celebrating it, was so fun.

As you all know, Spain is the land of the sun, the good eating and the nice people. Cause of these, all of our celebrations are very funny and enjoyable.

The most likely for me is Sant Joan's celebration, on 23th of July. People bring with some firecrackers and material of any type to be fired. The celebration takes place on many beaches, and people laugh a lot while drinking and eating as well.

So wonderful to see all these traditions from different side of the world with a lots of similarities, it makes me wonder about the ancient time and our ancestors and how was it their time.
I'm from IRAN and we have one of the amazing celebrations in the world. Its start from beginning of the spring which is 21 of March . We call it NOWRUZ which means a new day and and it also is our first of our new year. We sat around a table which decorated with seven items which all start with 'Sin' and comes form nature like Apple, we pray for a good and healthy year a head and wait for the sound of troops to start our new year. During the whole event we go to see the elders, parents, family and friends. It's a time forgiveness and forget about the past.
I love our tradition and it belongs more than 3 thousands years ago, it has a lot to say , but I hope you get a glance of it and may it trigger you to find more about it. now a days Nowruz registered in UNESCO heritage and it celebrates in lots of countries as we speak.

PS. 'Sin' is one the Farsi alphabet

In my country, there are a lots of traditions, which I like it most.

Hello, everyone, it's great to read about traditions from all over the world.:)

I'm from Slovakia, and we usually celebrate Easter, Christmas and New year. Typical tradition for Easter is on Easter Monday, when boys /men, go visiting girls/women and pour water on them, in order to these girls and women stay beautiful and healthy for the whole year. Obviously, this tradition is loved by boys/men, but less by girls/women.:)

Hi everyone! Is verry nice to read about other traditions in other countries. My country is Romania and one of the tradition which I really miss is a kind of bonfire,but this happens in the 7 of January and we celebrate the name “Ion”. Ion is similar with John in U.K./USA.This tradition is celebrated in special in the villages were the residents Spend whole night outside ,even the temperature is about -10 degrees, have a drink or better say have many drinks :)) and listen to the music whilst the car’s tyres are in the middle of the fire!

Hi everyone,
In France, july 14th is an important day. The population likes to remember the ancestors who fought for freedom. In Paris and the suburbs, balls are organized, the regions kitchens are representative. The French love gastronomy.