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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 begumoz on Sat, 02/05/2020 - 20:26

Hi everyone, I would like to talk about you about one of our traditional days. Ramazan days are very holy days to us. We gather with relatives and friends having dinner. Everyone dress well and give ecah others gifts. We go to mosques to pray and celebrate these holy day during one month. It is special and greateful times for us.

Submitted by manemusayelyan on Sat, 02/05/2020 - 11:57

Hi everyone from Armenia. It was so interesting and useful to read and get informed about your national traditions. I am from Armenia and frankly saying we are too traditional. As our story started about from 2500 BC I can say that every day has its own tradition coming from the depths of history. The most of traditions are conected with religion. One of my favorite festival is Vardavar. On this day people of social groups drench each othe with water.Although we are Christians, Vardavar's history dates back to pagan times. During the hole day, people are allowed to douse strangers wit water. There can't be enyone who is dry on this day.

Submitted by Tatiana Gimene… on Thu, 30/04/2020 - 22:32

Hi everyone! i hope you are very good! is nice to read all your traditions... in my countr Traditions are mainly family meetings , when we prepare our classic meals, in some regions we share a drink called mate with the family, it is hot to drink and it can be sweet or bitter.. have a good one

Submitted by Costa on Wed, 29/04/2020 - 13:17

Hello everyone! It is very interesting to discover a little more about different traditions from different countries, I am from Brazil, a very large multicultural country with full of traditions, but one that I particularly like is the Festa Junina, which is celebrated throughout June, with bonfires, hot drinks, delicious cakes and sweets and of course a lot of music and dance, where people dress like peasants with their hats and boots and dance the typical dances of each region. It is a lot of fun!

Submitted by fleur on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 22:41

Hello everyone, it was so nice to read about all the unique traditions from different sides of the world. I am from Russia and we have a lot of amazing traditions. My favorite one is the ''Maslenitsa''. We celebrate it during the week preceding the Lent. This tradition has a rich history and I gonna tell you about it. Every day of Maslinetsa was devoted to special rituals. For example, on Monday people made the straw-stuffed and put this figure onto the snow-covered slope, on Tuesday people started all kinds of activities, like sleigh riding, puppet shows, and so on. The most interesting part, as for me, is cooking pancakes. ( as an old tradition it was on Wednesday, but now we cooking them all week ) Hope it was interesting for u :D

Submitted by Red_rum1324 on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 09:02

It's pretty cool to learn about other people tradition.my dream is to become a traveler. It will help me when I come to the other country

Submitted by Huanhuan on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 07:15

Its cool to read about everyone’s home tradition. I’m from Indonesia. And we celebrate Mooncake festival everyyear. The mooncake celebration was held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Mooncake is the special food of Mid- Autumn festival because one that day long time ago, people presented moon cakes to the goddess of moon and offered her to eat them for the celebration. Today, Moon cake symbolizes the reunion of a family. It reminds us that eating moon cakes under the moon can arouse longing with family and friends also shows that we wish them a long and happy life.

Submitted by Kristyindira on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 06:57

It is so exciting to read about everyone’s home tradition! Hi, i’m from Pontianak, Indonesia. Here, one of the traditions we anticipate the most is Chinese New Year. It is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year’s Eve is held one day before the Chinese New Year. Usually we gather with our family and friends to eat together, play fireworks, as we preparing ourselves to welcome Chinese New YEar. Well, this tradition has many histories. One of them is that a wise old man figured out that Nian, the beast was scared of loud noises and the color red. So, then people put red lanterns and red paper on their windows and doors to stop Nian from coming inside. And of course in Chinese New Year, we must wear something red , from top to the bottom. It is said that “red” can bring someone lucky. And of course the best thing about Chinese New Year is the tradition of giving red pockets or we called them “AngPao”, but only married ones can give others “AngPao”. It si also a tradition that celebrates the fact that winter has gone and spring is coming. It also means that finally something good will come as the coldness has gone and the warmness will arrive soon. This tradition has a lot of legend stories and it is very fun to know about them

Submitted by Chipinque on Sun, 26/04/2020 - 20:32

Hi Everyone. I enjoyed reading about all the unique traditions in different countries. I am from Mexico and we have a LOT of traditions. My favorite one is the "Day of the death", We celebrate it between October 31st and November 2nd. On this holiday we remember and honored our deceased loved ones. It is a colorful celebration and food plays an important part of the fiesta.

Submitted by nairiabgaryan on Sun, 26/04/2020 - 19:47

Hi everyone who reads :) I am from Armenia. It is great and enjoyable to read about your countries traditions. So in my country, we have a tradition called Vardavar. It is old tradition and the people are pouring water into each other. You will be lucky when you will be in Armenia on that day becouse it's a beautiful day you will see happy and hospitable people on the streets :) I am sharing link you can enjoy with beautiful images connected to Vrdavar :) https://www.google.com/search?q=vardavar&safe=active&sxsrf=ALeKk00y1jOhuQ7oQOaEtTt5gs3SXTEqWg:1587926795946&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjy2-ek4IbpAhWy16YKHfKyBvIQ_AUoAXoECBQQAw&biw=1920&bih=916