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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!


  1. It's nice to start by saying something that shows you have read other people's posts.
  2. In a class forum you can be quite informal.
  3. In informal writing you can sometimes miss out the beginning of a phrase:
    So cool to read about everyone's home tradition ...
  4. Remember, in a forum you are part of a long conversation with a lot of other people so they might ask you questions.


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Submitted by cadu on Thu, 21/02/2019 - 09:02

It’s interesting to read about the traditions in different places and share information with other students. I remember a carnival that happens all the years in Barranquilla Colombia. The people use costumes, dance and make funny movements. Some of they assume different roles and make jokes about the famous people. The carnival has a main phrase. “Who live it is who enjoy it”
Also in Mexico, there are a lot of carnivals, the best known is the Veracruz' carnival where the people to dance and drink all day. However, you must be careful with it, because some time things get out of control.
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Submitted by NEIVA SOARES on Wed, 20/02/2019 - 14:56

That's interesting, until reading that I did not know anything about the tradition.