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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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Hello everybody, the commemoration i prefer in France is the 14th of July, the national day.
It's not the signification of the day i like, it's how i pass this day since many years. Generaly because i'ts a summer day, it's sunny and it's a day off for work. So with my friends we used to take a brunch along the canal and at the evening we are going to a big park at Saint-Cloud , a city near Paris. There is one of the bigest fireworks of Europe. We sit in the grass and drink glass of wine during the show, it's really a good moment for me.

It's so interesting to know about various traditional celebrations of different countries. I'm from Mongolia which landblocked country between Russia and China. Mongolia is very famous about our history that known for Mongolian Empire in 13th century and nomadic culture. As well as we celebrate Naadam festival since then and it's every Mongolians favourite yet memorial festival. It have 3 celebrations like horse racing, wrestling and archery which shows our cultural activities generated from our ancestors. Mongolian men known for their strength and courage and so it challenges their skills. It continues for 2-3 days. In addition, we eat Khuushuur on those days which I like the most about this festival. It's our traditional food like wrap the minced meat in flour and fry that historicaly influenced from China.

Hi everyone, it´s so amazing how diverse we are in this forum. I´m from Vietnam. But I´ve been living in Germany for 8 years. The most traditional thing in my country I really miss is the Lunar New Year. Maybe some of you have already heard of it. We use the moon calendar to celebrate the New Year. In a normal calendar, it may take place in February. The Lunar New Year is the biggest festival of the year we have. It´s like a family festival. The family member gathers together. There is a lot of food. you can get the lucky money from the older. Everyone stays at home and takes time together. It´s very chill and peaceful. It´s the most beautiful time of the year.

Hello, Thu Ha Nguyen. I'm from Mongolia. In Mongolia, we celebrate Lunar New Year too. Interestingly, we do exact same things on that celebration day. It feels so amazing and kind of close with you.

Hi everyone, I´m Daniela and I´m from Colombia, but I have been living in Spain for 1 year.
In my country we have many traditions that i miss. One of this is the Barranquilla´s Carnival, one of my favorites traditional festival.
This festival is on March, and last 7 days. The streets of the city are decorated, and all the people wear on colorful costumes.
it´s so amazing, and i invite you to visit my beautiful city.

I'm from Armenia but I've been living in Russia for more than 10 years and the thing I miss the most is the Vardavar festival.
The best thing about Vardavar is people are allowed to douse strangers with water. So fun to pour water on yourself and passers-by. Especially on very hot summer days of July, it is a good refreshment. I love the history behind it.

Basically, Vardavar’s history dates back to pagan times. In ancient times Armenians offered to the goddess Astghik roses as a celebration of a bountiful harvest.
Although now a Christian tradition of the festival and it is associated with a memory of the World Flood and Noah’s dove. Where Noah’s boat made a stop on Armenian mounts during World Flood and people found a holy land in Armenia. The festival is celebrated 98 days after Easter. Therefore it is one of the most lovely festivals for children and teenagers in Armenia.

I'm from Azerbaijan where is not so big country but have very various traditions of various people all live in togather. And I think Neurooz is the most beutiful among them. What is Nourooz? The name of "Neorooz" is coming from "neo" which mean "new" and "rooz" which mean "day" in other word the new day of new year. It celebrates on 20th nigth and 21st day of March. Not just in Azerbaijan also in many other countries of Middle East or where were occupied by Hakhamenish Empire.

Hi everyone, it's really amazing to read about traditions of different countries. In my country where I was born we have a holiday Nooruz. Nooruz is like a New Year in Kyrgyzstan, we celebrate this holiday on 21st of March every year. Kyrgyz people cook on this day Sumolok (like chocolate paste, prepared from wheat in a cauldron over a fire), dancing their traditional Kyrgyz dance, playing games, jumping over the fire. This holiday units all people. There a lot of nationalities live in Kyrgyzstan. In another countries in Central Asia also celebrate this holiday with some diffenrences on date, and tradition. It is really wonderful to keep and pass our traditions from generation to generation.

Great to know about different traditions of countries. I am from Bangladesh, and since I have been living in Saudi Arabia for 10 years i really miss my home traditions. So, we b Bengalis celebrate The Poila Boishakh on the first day of Bengali calendar. In this day people usually eat traditional food like Panta Vaat and elish Mas and wear traditional clothes too. I really miss this day .

Hi everyone, I'm from Turkey and i have been living in UK for almost 2 years. Unintentionally i find myself to compare English traditions or habits of people with my home town traditions. One of the tradition I miss a lot is the close neighbour relationships during difficult times or even happy times. Neighbourhood is very precious in Turkish culture therefore neighbours support each other. While in England people are more reserved, and this saying is clearly showing it: "An English men's house is his castle"

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