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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 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.

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.