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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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Submitted by Ali Hussein on Tue, 19/11/2019 - 22:14

As an Egyptian we have many traditions and festivals we celebrate , one of them is inherited from pharaohs is to celebrate the beginning of spring many habits are done this days like coloring eggs , eating smoked and salty fish , go out for green parks and this day is officially a holiday in Egypt

Submitted by zay on Tue, 12/11/2019 - 18:58

hi all my name is zay from Somalia but raised in Kenya. I am new to this page but like previous comments.

Submitted by tooran on Sun, 10/11/2019 - 05:48

Actually so cool to read other countries traditions. I live in IRAN and although it is so difficult to chose one answer, in my point of view Norooz Festival is the best so we celebrate it on 20th of March and days before it bazaars are so crowded and people use to buy new clothes, cookie, chocolate and so on. Somehow it might remind you of Chirsmast since it is beginning of Iranian new year.

Submitted by Chewlim on Sun, 10/11/2019 - 00:59

So happy to read lots of traditions all over the world. I come from China and live in Canada now. One of the most memorable traditions in my country is Mid Autumn day. It dates back to the Yuan dynasty in ancient China, the Han Chinese wanted to resist the invasion by Mongolian, but it's very hard to spread the information to all the people, an intelligent person called Bowen Liu made up with an idea that calling all the families to eat moon cakes in the midday of August, thus the piece of paper was found on the mooncake. Finally, they beat back the enemies successfully. From then on, the tradition of eating mooncakes has been handed down till now. But nowadays, with adding too many commercial purposes, this traditional has lost its original meaning, but more than a business annual event.

Submitted by Habeba on Thu, 07/11/2019 - 23:14

So cool to talk with you all about a tradition I like in my country ! :) I am Egyptian, we have a lot of traditions that I can not pick one to talk about. I can talk about a party a bride do a night before her wedding day to celebrate with ladies. Briefly It is a party called "henna party" includes only ladies, we dress up, dance and sing freely. The bride and also those visitors may draw henna on their body or hands if they'd like to do so. And there are small organizations that organize this party. Wow I get excited I can not wait to do mine ...

Submitted by NAYARIT on Tue, 29/10/2019 - 21:12

I'm from Venezuelan and we've got a lot of awesome traditions, yet the most meaningful are the ones that are releated to the Christmast. My favourite is Chiquinquira's party,this is a catholic tradition that consists in make an altar for that Virgin, bring flowers and sing "Gaitas" (a tipical Zuliana's music playing in Chirsmast season). Moreover we make promise to the Chiquinquira or Chinita's Virgin for te next year, in order to reach our new year's resolutions (yes, we think in our new year's resolutions since november) it's a so delighted party for all Venezuelans.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Mon, 21/10/2019 - 18:51

It's very difficult for me to choose a best tradition from my country, because Italy has a very aboundant amount of rituals and all the towns and cities, even the most little villages, are proud of their traditions. Anyway, I can mention a popular ritual that happens in many places with some differences: I'm talking of the fires lit on the eve of Immaculate Conception, December 7nd, for warming Virgin Mary.

Submitted by Md.Sajib Hossain on Mon, 14/10/2019 - 16:18

Hello, I am Sajib from Bangladesh. Pahela Baishakh is the widely celebrated tradition in Bangladesh and I like it most. Basically, It is the first day of the Bengali calendar. On April 14th, the festival is celebrated through eating 'panta-illish' (traditional Bengali food made by watered rice and hilsa fish fry) in the morning. Moreover, a rally is arranged for the welfare of the people. The history of Pahela Baishakh can be found in the Mughal Empire. Mughal Emperor, Akbar introduced the Bengali calendar to reflect the agricultural cycle and for the privilege of collection of taxes. Then every year it was celebrated as an occasion for harvesting new crops and also people made different types of cakes from rice. However, in the course of time, the ancient cake making tradition was gone and new tradition like rally came into the place. Although the Bengali culture changed a lot in the past century, Pahela Baishakh remained the most popular Bengali festival.

Submitted by Fery Qiu on Sun, 06/10/2019 - 10:50

i am so glad that i can learn so much different traditions by this way. i am chinese girl, my favorite tradition must be making dumplings during the chinese new year which is the biggest family union festival in china. There are a lot of custom in chinese new year, but making dumplings is a special one. Dumplings has lot of meaning in the past, firstly, its chinese pronounciation imply get good luck in the new year, secondly,its shape resembles ingot(Money in the ancient china),so that's means it can bring you good fortune in the future. the last but the most important part of keeping this custom until now, is because its cooking process can make all the family member involved and help developing relationship.

Submitted by smn on Thu, 03/10/2019 - 02:01

Its always fascinating in knowing about some one's tradition.I am living in Australia from last four years and missing many of my country's most traditions. I belong to a beautiful country ,Pakistan.The most interesting thing is their family unity.On every small and big occasion all family members get together and enjoy every moment.They show love and unity for each other.Kids experience their family norms and learn from their elders. In Pakistan there are many occasions on which families get together and share their joys but the two main occasions are Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al azha. They are both Islamic festivals. Eid Al Fitr is the celebration at the end of Holy month of ramadan(fast) and Eid Al azha is celebrated as a remembrance of the sacrifice done by Hazrat Ibrahim (AS). Other then these two festivals ,marriages are the special occasions and all family and friends get together and celebrate with ultimate joy.Basically there are three main days of wedding, Mehndi barat and walima,but the celebrations begins almost a month before. These are not only the celebrations but an opportunity to learn about your norms and traditions.