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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 dwyer on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 12:23

So amazing to read about all the traditions. I live in India and we have many traditions. One of them is Diwali, it is also known as a festival of light. Lamps are lightened at all places on Diwali. Some people burn crackers too for celebration, although it is declared illegal. Diwali is celebrated in memory of returning of "Shri Ram", who is God of Hindus from his exile of 14 years. So it is a religious event too. All the India changes to pretty enlightened on this night.

Submitted by SamerTJ on Thu, 11/06/2020 - 11:53

So cool to read about all of your traditions, you make me very excited to join you. I think Indians have the most interesting festivals worldwide. They have tens or maybe hundreds of festivals a year and some of them take more than a week. During festivals you can find everyone, even elders, celebrating, they decorate their houses and streets to make everything ready for the real huge party. I think I don't have to mention dancing parties because all of you already know how much Indians are obsessed with dance and music.

Submitted by tchok on Wed, 10/06/2020 - 16:37

Hello everyone. In my country, Côte d'Ivoire we used to use explosives at the end of each year especially on Christmas and on the thirty-first of December to celebrate the coming new year. It was a bad tradition and our authorities have forbidden it.

Submitted by Gabriel Rezende on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 14:35

Hello everyone, i'm from Brazil, and i'm going to talk about my favorite tradition from my country. The June parties or " Festas juninas" (if you are a brazilian) are parties, as the name says that happens in June, the thing i like the most about those parties are the food.

Submitted by nmenag on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 18:22

Hello everyone My name is Nicolas and I'm from Colombia, I'm going to talk about the Colombia culture. we are happy, friendly, kind people. for the food there are many dishes, the typical food can be the Bandeja paisa is made for rice, sausages, ground meat, cooking banana, pork rind. it is popular the Arepa, Arepa is similar to pancakes is made for flour and bit of salt. in Colombia is very popular the coffee. Colombia has a big produce of Coffee and flowers. In Colombia every year celebrate a festival a fair called Feria de las flores in the Medellin city. where exist a exhibition with differents flowers kind and silleteros parade(flower parade) our dependence day is july 20th, that day is holiday, Colombia is the country with more holidays at year.

Submitted by Havan saberi on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 00:46

Thank you guys for shearing your most missed traditions in your countries. I would like to talk to you about my favorite tradition since I am in my home ( I’m from Iraq) and not aboard. My favorite one is the spring celebration and the story behind it is that people in the past were relaying on agriculture to secure their lives. So they welcome the spring season after the drought and cold season which is the winter.
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Submitted by Ayelén on Sun, 31/05/2020 - 19:23

Hello everyone! I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Three years ago I had the opportunity to be on the Patron's Saint Festival of San Juan in Cachi, a little town placed in the Northwest province of Salta. The festivities have a complete week duration and finished with the traditional bonfire of cardon's wood in the Main Square, performed along wit the played of National Folklore Music throughout the night.

Submitted by grando99521 on Sun, 31/05/2020 - 11:00

Hello everyone. I am Daniel from Hong Kong. I would like to share some traditions of my hometown after reading many amusing traditions of yours. The festival I love the most is the Chinese New Year, we will gather all of the family and relatives together, those who cannot come would also send their regards, then we will have a big and nice banquet. I used to play some little fireworks with my cousins when I was younger, however, it was prohibited by the government later. We can no longer light up anything even in the countryside. For the adults, it is a good chance for some of them to drink until they passed out, while others will be playing majiang or just chatting. Here comes the most existing part! The red packets which contain money !! This is what we been waiting for the whole night. Everyone who is not married will receive red packets from each elder and their blessings. Chinese New Year which is of paramount importance to Chinese, and we would not miss every single one of it.
Hello amazing your post, Asia/oriental is very different culture to occidental world, it is very rich. happy day.