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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 Nanako Suzuki on Wed, 20/05/2020 - 06:24

Hello, everyone. It is very interesting and amazing to read about everyone's home tradition. I'm from Japan and I would introduce my country's tradition now. Japanese eat "Osechi". Osechi are traditional foods which are eaten by a lot of Japanese in New Year's Day. It includes many kinds of Japanese traditional foods, and they are packed together in "Jubako", which is a special box that resembles bento boxes. All foods in Osechi have each meaning. "Kuromame" is sweet black soybeans. Eating Kuromame means that you can get stay healthy and strong. "Kazunoko" is herring roe. Kazunoko is a lot of roe, so it means that "descendants prosperity". "Kamaboko" is a fish paste. This "Kamaboko" is half-moon shaped and represents sunrise. "Ko-Haku Kamaboko" has two- colors, red and white. Red means "joy" and White means "holly". "Datemaki" is sweet rolled omelet. It's really fashionable and looks similar to kamaboko. Datemaki has a meaning of "knowledge" so you can supposedly get a lot of knowledge about something if you eat Datemaki on New Year's Day. "Kurikinton" is candied chestnut with sweet potetoes. It has a gold color, so it has a meaning of " bringing good luck".

Submitted by shotime1996 on Mon, 11/05/2020 - 13:22

It's really good to hear many traditions and customs around the globe. Also, it's delightful to share one of my country's traditions. I'm from Japan and here we have tradition which celebrates children on May 5th. On that day, people give them gifts or money, put miniature armor of samurai in the house and big carp-like banners outside.

Submitted by Sbosrok on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 17:06

Sometimes I think “Peru it's a beautiful but strange country” because they have a lot of curious tradition. I remembered when go to the mountains and see, for first time, the Yunsa celebration. Basically, people dance around a tree (with a lot of gift) and try to cut it down. It's funny because a lot of people saw really excited about that. The best thing about Yunsa is the food and music, people eat and dance a lot all the night and, for me, this is excited. Sometimes, the pay a tribute to his god “Pachama”, she is the god of fertility and the harvest. One person throw beer to the floor and say a pray, when this man finish that, the party start and continue all night, in some cities, this parties during a week! So, it's a good form to remember how the mother earth help humans with food and a place to live, I think it's mystical.

Submitted by senes19 on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 12:40

Hello everyone. It is nice to hear other countries traditional events and what they do in this times. This forum makes us a wide of different peoples accustomed learn. I want to share my countries traditionals. I am coming from Turkey. I would like to explain our newly ceremony on 23.April. In this time we celebrate as a children's eid. I mean children is thought such as a adult. For a day, the children manage to the public offices. They decide to what they should make or not. Also we donate almost all schools, streets with flag and ornament. Children show many different exhibition, theatre etc. Also it involves giving them a gift, pocket money. Finally I celebrate every traditionals and special days of other people.

Submitted by Htet Min Khant… on Fri, 08/05/2020 - 07:32

Glad hearing that your countries' traditions,culture and historical events.These make me so amazing and I wish I can enjoy your festivals one day.You will warmly welcome me to enjoy your home traditions,aren't you? I'm from "Myanmar".I also have my country's festivals to introduce you that can cause your mind delightful.The majority of Myanmar people believe in Buddha and so there are a lot of festivals about religion.Among them,Thadingyut,as known as Lighting Festival,is the most second prominent between Myanmar people.It is celebrating to honor the gratitude of the motherhood.It is the festival that people welcome back Budda's descend from heaven to world after he preached Abhidhamma to his mother Maya who was reborn as a male in the heaven.This festival holds at the full moon day of Thadingyut,the seven month of Myanmar calendar. During this festival,Buddhists usually go to the monasteries and offer some food to monks.Some Buddhists fast on the full moon day of Thadingyut.Moreover,there are a lot of food stalls that sell a variety of Myanmar traditional food and shops,that sell toys,kitchen utensils,and other useful stuff on most of the streets.Young people pay respect (we say 'gataw' in Burmese Language)to the older to forgive their wrongdoings throughout the year.Giving big notes as pocket money to the younger is one of the signs of Thadingyut festival.After you've read this,I'm sure that you want to enjoy this festival.I'm waiting your receiving with a big smile from Myanmar.Welcome from "Myanmar"(Myanmar pyi ma jyo so par tal),let enjoy this festival together.

Submitted by Sharif Tayyebi on Thu, 07/05/2020 - 22:09

I prefer to write about a nice celebration which is common between nearly 9 countries of the world. We celebrate Nowrooz on 1st, Farwardin each year. People wear new clothes and meet their friends and families. In Kabul, people usually collect together in an special place which named Sakhi. The celebration has many tips which are as follows: Fist of all, a person reads the holy Quran for some minutes. Then usually a religious leader talks about situation of people life and hope all the best for all. Next, a person reads an announcement of presidential palace which explains the opinion of the President. After this formal part, some people start the main part of celebration. In this part, some exact people elevate the Jahinda that is a long wood. Jahinda must stand in exact place and only by one movement. In this progress, all people are cheering and shouting. Finally, people traditionally refer and anallyse the whole situation of new year by how moves the Jahinda. If it moves quickly, people conclude that the year will be very well and the Nation will live in peace and quiet. On the other hand, if it doesn't move quickly and easily, they often infer that next year won't be very well. It is obvious that things change by time. Now, the young generation don't believe on this kind of analysing, but the traditional of celebration is alive and it also expands and improves year by year. This year, we couldn't celebrate it because of COVID_19. I hope to celebrate it next year.

Submitted by marcopp on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 01:28

Hi everyone, it's amazed reading all traditions that you have and how can we be relationated in this forum. In my country ( Perú ) we have lots of traditions, one of them is "Mr. of miracles" which is developed on october, this month people usually eat "turron" which is a kind of sweety meal. Also people get out with their family to the ceremony in the lima cathedral dressing purple clothes and praying and more things.

Submitted by Ei Sandi Soe on Mon, 04/05/2020 - 06:37

Hi everyone! I am from Myanmar. Really nice reading and it always makes me amazing about different tradition in different countries. Here in Myanmar, have a lot of tradition. Among them, Thadingyut, also known as lighting tradition, is the most favorite one. Normally, held on the full moon day of the Burmese lunar month of Thandingyut, three day of light, the day before full moon, the full moon day and the days after. Illuminations are there to celebrate the anniversary of Buddha's return from the celestial abode where he had spent the lent teaching the celestial about his law.

Submitted by fatimah047 on Sun, 03/05/2020 - 17:30

Hi there, It's fun to read about different traditions being practised all over the globe. I am from the Sub-continent. We celebrate many traditions here but i would like to particularly mention Jashn-e-Baharan sometimes referred to as Basant. It is a way of celebrating the spring season. A kite flying festival is being held and people gather on their roof tops to fly kites and cheer the ones participating. It is a very enthusiastic and colourful tradition :)