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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 civass99 on Fri, 29/05/2020 - 20:48

Hello,I am from Serbia and we have a lots of tradition manifestations per year,but my favorite is theophany in 6. January..In that day we are waking up before sunrise and go in local curch to listen liturgy by priest for about one hour,after that the youngest children take curch icons and in front of all other people go for walk around the curch for three times,during that time priest are reading prayer for Jesus.After that are coming the best think about this tradition that i like the most,young and strong mens who are not afraid of coldness are swimming in icy river to catch icy cross.In that way we are celebrating baptism of Jesus Christ.
Hello Serbia is one countries that I would like to know, it knows something of history, the Yugoslavia history , I love it the movies of Emir Kusturica, Emir kusturica is film maker from Serbia if you don't know who is he. Emir has a village where record his movies. have nice day.

Submitted by wido on Fri, 29/05/2020 - 00:47

Its nice t hear about other countries' traditions, here I would like to talk about some Sudanese traditions. We are Muslim and when Ramadan comes we make some juices called (helomor). The women start made it by cultivating some type of corn for a week. After that, they crush the seeds and made flour. then take the flour and made a paste and add many different spices to it. finally, they put it in fire using something like a pan. When they finish they take on pice put its glass of water add sugar and ice , it will a very nice drink you ever tasted..

Submitted by seito kaito on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 08:24

Hello everyone. I'm kaito. I'm 20 years old. I will talk about Japanese tradition. There are a lot of tradition and custom around the globe. Today, I would like to introduce two Japanese tradition. The first is a kimono. Kimono is a Japanese traditional culture that is proud of the world that has been received and nurtured over a long history. Originally, kimono was handed down from China during the Nara period, and kimono has undergone various changes in japan over time. Currently, a lot of people wear kimono at various events such as summer festival, shichi-go-san festival, coming of age ceremony and New Year’s Day, so kimono is a wonderful Japanese tradition. The second is rakugo. Rakugo is a type of traditional storytelling that was established in japan during the Edo period and has been handed down to the present day. Unlike other performing acts such as Noh and Kabuki, there is reliance on costumes, tools, and music, so you can play many roles by yourself, and use narrative and hand gestures to carry on the story. In addition, it is a unique performing art that expresses everything using a fan and hand towel. I have often seen rakugo on TV, but I have never seen it live performance, so I would like to go to see rakugo.

Submitted by Yamamoto Yucca on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 04:07

I think Japanese food culture is nice tradition from my country. Japanese food has many unique features. I will introduce Japanese food culture. Traditional Japanese basic food made up of rice, soup, main dish, and two side dishes. It called one soup and three side dishes, and in Japanese it called itizyusansai. In most case soup is miso soup and main dish is protein such as fish, meat, egg and so on. Two side dishes made up of vegetable or seaweed. They most of time boiled or vinegared food. Japanese food is healthy and refreshing. Sushi is also typical Japanese food. I think Sushi is interesting food. Looks unique and taste good. I think it does not exist kind of food in other country. I like food that eat in New Year’s Day. In New Year’s Day, many Japanese eat special food called osechi and ozouni and also eat rice cake. Osechi is packed in box called jubako. It has many various foods with auspicious meaning. Ozouni is soup made with vegetable and rice cake, but it has various different depends on area. Japanese food is very interesting and delicious. You should try to eat Japanese food if you come to Japan.
Hello everybody here, So thank you so much Mr Yamamoto, I am happy to hear a japanese tradition because I like Japan I want visit it, so it is very interesting for me to know more about this country. I will share with you moroccan tradition too.

Submitted by Astha on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 17:21

I'm always intrigued to know about the traditions of different countries. The tradition that I love the most in my country is playing with colours on the occasion of "Holi." Holi is the festival celebrated across INDIA and there's a folklore associated with it. People really have a great time playing with vibrant colours. One can see the whole country painted with the hues of vibrant colours. It is said that Hindu God "Krishna" used to play holi with his beloved "Radha." And so it is also known as the festival of love and vigour.

Submitted by MayaMousa. on Sun, 24/05/2020 - 20:04

Hello, everyone. It's very interesting to read about your home traditions, and I will be happy to share my home country tradition with you. I am from Homs in Syria. In every July from each year we celebrate a traditional festival called 'Castle and Valley Festival'. This festival is a cultural , entertaining and touring. People enjoying concerts , art display and tours to Al_Hosen castle. After you read this post, you will be very welcomed to visit my country and join us in this festival.

Submitted by Galmet5834 on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 16:39

Hello, everyone. I am from Ethiopia and I would like to write about a well known traditional ceremony called 'Gobana Mudde.' It is celebrated in the month of January every year when full circle crescent is seen. I remember when I was a child we celebrated it by used to eat bread and drink coffee in our compound. We were playing with our parents until midnight. It is celebrated only once in a year and I enjoyed playing.

Submitted by Miyu on Wed, 20/05/2020 - 10:12

I come from Japan. I like Oshogatsu best . I have known other countries hold events when a new year started, but I think my country's way to celebrate has particular differences. First, on previous day when a new year comes, many people watch an concert on TV. This tradition have been continued by one broadcast. It is made considering of all generation preference, so I enjoy watching it with my family every year. On the other hand, in New Year season, we eat Seven herbs porridge. The purpose to eat it is to recover our health from tired stomach due to eating too much. We can buy products to make it easily at near supermarkets in current times. I like this as much as meat because its calorie is very low and I have a feeling that I lose weight.