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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 rabusrai on Fri, 24/04/2020 - 09:51

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In my country, there are a lots of traditions, which I like it most.

Submitted by BiankaB. on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 14:13

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Hello, everyone, it's great to read about traditions from all over the world.:) I'm from Slovakia, and we usually celebrate Easter, Christmas and New year. Typical tradition for Easter is on Easter Monday, when boys /men, go visiting girls/women and pour water on them, in order to these girls and women stay beautiful and healthy for the whole year. Obviously, this tradition is loved by boys/men, but less by girls/women.:)

Submitted by Daniel09 on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 08:06

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Hi everyone! Is verry nice to read about other traditions in other countries. My country is Romania and one of the tradition which I really miss is a kind of bonfire,but this happens in the 7 of January and we celebrate the name “Ion”. Ion is similar with John in U.K./USA.This tradition is celebrated in special in the villages were the residents Spend whole night outside ,even the temperature is about -10 degrees, have a drink or better say have many drinks :)) and listen to the music whilst the car’s tyres are in the middle of the fire!

Submitted by Daniel.cm on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 06:58

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It's nice learn about differents countries from their traditions. In Colombia we have a lot of fairs and celebrations along of the year. The Carnaval of Barranquilla is one of the biggest Colombian traditions. It happens in February or March but its organisation last almost all year because it needs to prepare several parades and concerts.
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Submitted by JuanManuelLopezGil on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 23:55

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Colombia keeps its allergy in spite of its problems. This is its principal tradition because there are many carnivals, friendly people, good food and amazing views BUT, its most important tradition is that the Colombians (in majority), always bathe and are clean... Everyday!

Submitted by daniarsi on Sun, 19/04/2020 - 03:40

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Hi everyone It is very nice to read and learn about different cultures around the world. I am from Colombia and I think the best tradition of my country is the ´´Blancos y negros´´ carnival. We celebrate this carnival the first week of the year, but only it is celebrated in one department of the country. It is amazing because there are colorfull floats wich represent the indigenous culture, architecture and mains traditions of the region. Also, there are music, traditional dances and delicious food. But the best is how the people play with paintings and foam. This tradition was born many years ago because there was a fusion of cultures. Really it is beautiful and I am so proud about my culture.

Submitted by SANDRA YINNET on Sat, 18/04/2020 - 19:30

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I love celebrate the especials dates of my country because is a form the to continue the traditions for example in the city San Martin, where my father born, on November they commemorate the "Cuadrillas festival" where the people dress according the differents characters and they do games like carrers, found the money among other.

Submitted by Leprechaun on Sat, 18/04/2020 - 10:43

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Hello everyone.It's so exciting to read about traditions of different countries! I'm from Russia. There are a lot of traditions in my country and one of them is the Day of Ivan Kupala. It is celebrated from 6 to 7 July. This holiday is ancient and we have many legends and traditions which are associated with it.People jump over bonfires,spin wreaths,dance in a circle and look for the flower of fern which on legend can help its owner to find treasures,to speak with animals and to open any locks. I really like it but I'm sad that this and a lot of other traditions have fallen into decay in recent years.

Submitted by fathibba34 on Fri, 17/04/2020 - 20:47

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In my country we have lot of traditions, that we can divise them to national traditions and religion traditions, the first one, they have a direct relation with french colonialism in algeria from 1830 to 1962, and between yhe two dates we have sevral celebrations, every one related to a special event, as revolution, date of the independent.... the second one or the religion traditions, they have a relation with Islam as the celebration of the birth of our prophet Mohamed, the holy month in the year of muslims "Rmadhan", where adult muslims must fast during the day, and families usually gather for Iftart and have a big meal together, Aid el Fitr after the month of fasting "Ramdhan"............