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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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I found very interesting that people usually talk about traditions in their home countries, and you talked about Sevilla like it were a nation by itself. Fantastic!

Submitted by BlaiChan on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 09:19

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Hello everyone, it's so cool to read about everyone's home traditions. I have been living in Myanmar since I was born. But I sometimes miss our tradition, is Myanmar New Year (Thingyan Water Festival). We celebrate it in April usually. We believe that Thingyan Water wash our bad things out in the past, so we could own good things for the rest of the days in next year. We cook traditional foods and share them to our relatives, neighbors and elder persons. All of people who far away from home come back and reunite with their families. Some families take trips around the country to homepage the Pagodas. Most of the people in Myanmar spend their holidays like I mentioned above. Unfortunately this year, all of events have been shutting down cause of COVID-19 as you know. I am happy to share you all one of our traditions that I miss the most.

Submitted by mehry on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 09:10

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`Hello everyon It`s so cool to read about every one`s traditions .I`m iranian but I`m living in Australia .Iranian celebrate the new year on the first day of spring .It`s a traditional persian celebration called Norooz .we are happy and injoy this time of the year .Especially the children ! The school are closed for 13 dayes .
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Submitted by Omar96 on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 21:47

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Hi every one I hope your well. In my village there is a special tradition . Every year in april we choose a day to celebrate, basically that celebration has started many years ago .feeding poor people and reading qura'an are the most impotant things we do. In this day lots of people from different village came to my village to celebrate with thier cousins and relatives, every one has fun that day.
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Submitted by jennieyoung on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 07:21

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So cool that there are a lot of comments about everyone's home tradition. I've been living in Vietnam since I was born. My country has several fascinating cultural traditions. I love all of them, especially making Banh Chung (sticky rice cake) during the Vietnamese New Year. Banh Chung is usually made of sticky rice, along with pork meat, and green bean, all wrapped in the shape of a perfect square with the leaf from a local plant called Dong. And then Vietnamese would place them on ancestors' altars till cook them one or two days before New Year. This is the chance for all of us to reuniting after a long journey far away from home. I'm sure it is the most meaningful of our wholelife time. The material of Banh chung is not only these things I told you above, it's also be made from each members' of families love and effort. In conclusion, this activity has become an indispensable part of our traditions whenever Tet approaches.

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Submitted by Zhansaya (not verified) on Wed, 01/04/2020 - 09:07

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Hello everyone! Its so interesting for me to read traditions and stories which I didnt know. I living in Kazakhstan and Im really interesting to visit in other countries. How that feels? Really exciting! As all i like to celebrate such holidays like Christmas,New Year,International womens day and so on. Especially holidays which isnt celebrated in my country like Helloween,Chinese New Year,Bonfire Night and Christmas day. When I was a child I frequently read fairy tales and these holidays often mentioned in the books. Also I often watched movies about Christmas Day and about other holidays. In my country we celebrate spring Holiday Nauryz in March.Nauryz is Kazakh new yearand is a very essential day for Kazakhs.Do you hear or know about this? It is the day when your closest and friends gathered together to celebrate this brightly moment. Theres lot of games ,songs,dances and also dishes like besbarmak, qazy qarta,koje and drinks as qymyz and shubat.In this holiday the flowers starts to blossom and birds starts to singing. Its holiday make people happy and joyful.During Nauryz celebrations , past offences are forgiven and forgotten and everybody makes a wish to leave all badness behind and bring renewal in the New Year. Recently we celebrated Nauryz with family at home because we couldnt go outside and celebrate this moment with relatives and friends due to Coronavirus.(( But I hope that in the next year we will celebrate this holiday together and will ride on horses. :)

Submitted by tiaf1388 on Mon, 30/03/2020 - 20:20

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Hello everyone, It's so cool to read about everyone's traditions. I'm taif from Saudi Arabia. and there is a lot of traditions in my country. the best traditions most are Eid. After we fast for 30 days, we celebrate on Eid by getting big meals. the most favorite thing to me when the old people give us some money.

Submitted by Zarina on Mon, 30/03/2020 - 10:04

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Hi, everyone. I'm from Kazakhstan and in my country a lot of tradition. In my childhood favourite was Shashu. Oldest grandmother appear and begins to throw candys to children. This traditional happens in each holidays. Shashu mean joy and happiness. Shashu like adults and children.