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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 Carlos1205 on Wed, 26/02/2020 - 23:59

Well where to start, first of Colombia is recognized by various countries for having different types of indigenous groups. That being said is pretty awesome that we recognize them as part of our culture. Why because, we can never forget that majority of the agriculture is thanks to them, because we have earned the privilege to learn the different beliefs and things that they do from the rest of the world. They are people that don't like to know what is like the outside their region or territory, because according to them that would make you a person that has lost its culture. By trying to fit into society, and showing a costume person and not the real you. There is an object that identify us, they called it "the flip hat". No matter where we are, if we are in another country and if you see us with the flip hat you will automatically know that we are Colombian. Because that hat is what defines our people, how many men, women and children have worked so hard so that we could get into our hands the flip hat. And finally that is why Colombia, is known to preserve their culture because they recognized every corner of their country that makes part of their culture.

Submitted by Rzayev aydin on Wed, 26/02/2020 - 10:10

It is interesting to read about traditions of different countries.I am living in Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan has also funny traditions.One of them is Novruz holiday. This holiday is celebrated in some other Asian countries too.
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Submitted by Nikolaos Stavr… on Sat, 22/02/2020 - 10:29

Hi guys! I've read about everyone's home tradition, I found them really interesting. I come from Greece but I've been in the UK for the last two months. The thing I miss a lot is Greek easter. It's a religious celebration which everybody really enjoys, including traditional food and feasts. Greek wine, ouzo, and other drinks flow freely. So cool to see everyone dancing and singing traditional Greek dances and folk songs. Between us at the end of the day, everybody is quite drunk and happy.

Submitted by ayatullah on Wed, 19/02/2020 - 13:50

Dear Brothers and sisters, I am from Afghanistan, currently living in Australia. Hence, this gives me an opportunity to talk about, both of my two favourite traditions respectively: the Christmas and Eid. At Christmas which is on 26th of December, we have a two day public holiday in Australia. During this time, my friends and I are usually spending our time camping. So far, we have visited Eildon lake, Wilson Promontery National Park and Cooper Creek which are located in Victoria.

Submitted by Barchio on Thu, 13/02/2020 - 11:06

So nice to hear about all different and cool traditions! I'm Matteo from Italy, we have so many traditions, but the coolest is absolutly carnival! In this days most people walk in the streets while wearing a mask,it could be a funnie or historical one. Also there are carnival's parades where you can see many different styles. I suggeste to go in Venice to could see the best disguise of the world. I hope you will think about it.

Submitted by Ica on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 15:58

Hi, It's Mariaenrica and I'm from Italy. So cool to read about everyone's home traditions and I want to write about my favourite one : La Befana (or the Epiphany) on 6th January. Basically it talks about an old woman who goes to everyone's home and gives kids different kind of sweetes. It happens when the guy is a good one; if the guy is a bad one she gives him the coal. For this reason some people think she is a bad woman, even a witch who flies on her broom. But she is a representation of the right and wrong, as Santa Claus who doesn't bring to kids their presents when they are not good. But actually the parents put on the children's bed sweetes inside funny socks.

Submitted by vazifa on Mon, 10/02/2020 - 10:00

Hello I'm from Azerbaijan in my country we have many interesting traditions but my favorite tradition is Novruz. So we celebrate this day in 20/21 march and cooks many traditional sweets like pakhlava.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 08/02/2020 - 17:27

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.

Submitted by lilimo on Fri, 07/02/2020 - 06:04

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.