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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 mevsimozde on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 23:48

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Hi everyone, I'm from Turkey and i have been living in UK for almost 2 years. Unintentionally i find myself to compare English traditions or habits of people with my home town traditions. One of the tradition I miss a lot is the close neighbour relationships during difficult times or even happy times. Neighbourhood is very precious in Turkish culture therefore neighbours support each other. While in England people are more reserved, and this saying is clearly showing it: "An English men's house is his castle"

Submitted by Khant Khant on Fri, 06/11/2020 - 13:09

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So interesting to read about everyone's country tradition they like best. I'm from Myanmar. As you all know, Myanmar has at least one traditional festival for each month. The one I love the most is Martyr's day on July 19th. We commemorate the memory of General Aung San and other national leaders who fell on 19th of July 1947.

Submitted by Razy on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 14:30

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Great to know what the most popular tradition in other countries is. Since I live in Germany, I miss the most the Norouz fest which happens in Iran on March 22nd every year. The point of this fest is gathering the family in the parent’s house and celebrating the new year and wishing all the best for each other. Furthermore, we have a traditional table with 7 things that their names start with “S”. In other words, they are 7 symbols for health, growth, money, motivation, etc. Last but not least is delicious food and snacks, which makes most people overweight.

Submitted by Yati on Wed, 04/11/2020 - 02:12

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Hi! I am a new member, too. There are festivals in each of the months in my country. Among them, the water festival is the one which celebrates first in the year. It celebrates in April. At the festival, we pour water on each other and make a lot of traditional foods which are delicious. Pouring water means to wash dirt from the last year. Fun!

Submitted by Moon Wa Than on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 09:49

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We have many traditional festivals per month in my country. One of them, I like ThinGyan festival which is held in the middle of April. It is the most famous festival in my country and we have long vacation for this festival. In this festival, we poured the water each other that means if we have bad faith, we wash them with this water. And then It is new year festival for my country. We start the next year with good luck. It means like that.

Submitted by Hla Eain San on Mon, 02/11/2020 - 05:43

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Hello everyone, I'm new member. So exicted to say my country traditional festival. It's Thidinkyut Festival, to welcome our Buddha with candles. Every house in my country catch fire to the candles and pays his desires. It is very beautiful and happy. I love it very much.

Submitted by wahab213 on Sun, 01/11/2020 - 20:23

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Hello there, I'm from Algeria, which has a variety of cultures and traditions. The tradition I like the most is..., actually we didn't give it a name yet. The night before the wedding, the groom and his close friends have diner and tea. With a lot of activities, for instance everyone should tell a joke. If no one laughs at one joke, there is a kind of funny punishment.

Submitted by JOSSE on Fri, 30/10/2020 - 21:07

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Nathan JOSSE replied on 30 October, 2020 - 17:32 France Hi everyone, I send you this message to talk about the regularity of the media in the world. In fact many media this develloped that can have advantages but also disadvantages like a fake news. Eventually we can create a channel a channel for each theme (sport,politics...) to find out what they want to learn.

Submitted by John A. on Fri, 30/10/2020 - 15:06

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Hi guys, really nice to read about all of your fancy traditions, it's a lot of good time and things that you could pass to your children. I'm from Paris and I couldn't talk a lot about traditions, I think we are losing it more and more and it's a bit sad. So keep your traditions alive, it's very important.

Submitted by nothing3433 on Sun, 25/10/2020 - 18:49

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in saudi arabia ramadan's coming is the beggest traditonal party that muslims have it's because ramadn is once in a year and it's a whole month where pepole fast from the morning to the eveining and i don't want to talk about the foods that we ate after fasting they are delious there are 2 types of food that we eat only in ramadan we rarley eat it in normal days one is called sambosa and the other is loghimat that's the best month of tghe year you have to be tired but if you ate all of your tire is gone