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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 YED on Sat, 20/03/2021 - 02:26

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It's very interesting to read about what tradition you miss more! I come from the French West Indies and there, we used to celebrate dead people we loved on november, the 1st and 2nd. Some people of the family, usually my grandmother, used go to the local cemetery to clean the graves in the morning. In the late afternoon, all the family started to prepare themeselves to go to the cemetary. Once there we lit candles on the graves, put flowers..it was very exiting when I was a child. Moreover, it was an occasion to meet the while family, aunts, uncles, cousins alive and dead ☺

Submitted by theany regort on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 19:28

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It's been very funny to find out all the differences but also all the similarities between countries. My favorite mexican tradition is all the ritual we make around baby Jesus in christmas. Firs we sing a song called "posada" that is about Jose and María trying to find a place where they can stay the night until she gives birth to bby Jesus. Then we lull to sleep to a figure of a bby Jesus, we kiss his forehead and receive sweets form the owner of the figure. Finally we break the piñata as a symbol of our liberation from the seven capital sins. I know it sounds very intense, but it's actually very funny.

Submitted by palensuardi on Tue, 16/03/2021 - 21:23

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It is wonderful to get to know traditions from all around the glove. I am from Dominican Republic and I live in the North Cost of the island. Sancocho (a kind of soup with a lot of meat, yuccas, plantains and more), the Dominican flag (rice, beans, and meat), and mangu (smashed plantains) are some of our traditional dishes. However, sweet beans are my favorites among all of them. Red beans, sugar, cow and coconut milk along with cinnamon and a pinch of salt are the basic ingredients to prepare this exotic and delicious dish. Sweet beans are eaten around The Holy Week; it is a time to remember Jesus´ life and to be with family. For me is just more than perfect to enjoy a hot bowl of sweet beans with cookies and raisings a long with my loved ones. It is said that sweet beans are a mishmash of flavors of all continents and represent Dominican culture because it was here were the ingredients became a traditional plate for our culture. No other country eats beans sweetened like in Dominican Republic. It is a unique dish from Quisqueya (how the island is called sometimes). I hope that you reading this someday have the opportunity to taste sweet beans prepared by a Dominican. I am definitely sure that you will never forget its flavor.

Submitted by hassainar on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 11:36

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It is nice to read about different traditions and celebrations all over the world. As i am from south India and a Muslim we have a mixed tradition, a trdition of islam and south india tradition. I love to be with family on the occasion Eid which is one of the main festival for muslims. I love to visit friends and family homes on the day of Eid. People were very busy one the night before Eid buying new dresses for them and there family. Everybody is very happy on that day.
Yes, a nice tradition. I think Muslims in the world do it. And in my country Lebanon the early morning of Eid, people go to the local cemetery to honorand remember the passed away relatives.

Submitted by Guizi on Thu, 11/03/2021 - 02:03

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Hello everyone, it's so cool to see how traditions can vary from country to country or even place to place in the same country. I'm from Brazil and the tradition I like the most here is to be among my friends watching a soccer game. The thing I like the most about this tradition is that we always disagree on how our team should be playing the game. Sometimes the same person complains about how bad a player is performing in one game and in the next game, the same person praises the same player. It's hilarious! The best of this situation is that we always end watching the games by laughing at each other and this keep us very excited for the next game.

Submitted by Elina300697 on Sun, 07/03/2021 - 16:54

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Hello, guys. I very like to read about different traditions, every time you can learn something new about other countries and their cultures and traditions. I’m Armenian by nationality, but now I’m living in Russia. So I want to tell about the Saint Sarkis’s day. On the eve of Valentines Day girls cook a special salt cake for divination. They make a wish to see their beloved in a dream and eat a piece of pie.He must appear in a dream and ask for a drink. So funny and amazing =)

Submitted by marisolar on Fri, 05/03/2021 - 19:55

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Hello guys, I really appreciate to know a little bit of your country's traditions. It's very special to share and read so rich experiences with you. I'm from Brazil and my favorite holiday is on February when we celebrate the carnival. As the Brazil is a very large coutry, each region has its own way to celebrate this date. And I love enjoy the Carnival on Olinda's City, because is three days of party with a lot of popular manifestations as maracatu groups, coco de roda, frevo, reggae and etc. As a northstearn Brazilian I feel so connected with the energy of this moment, when we can forget all problems and fall in revelry. Antônio that goes to Olinda in Carnival time never forget. It's wonderful.

Submitted by Ari on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 10:28

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It is so interesting and fascinating to read about different traditions in other countries. I am a Bulgarian by nationality, but I leave my whole life in Moldova. My favorite tradition is Wine Day (or Vine Day) , which is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in October. I can say with confidence that winemaking is in the blood of every Moldovan. Even if you look at the map, you will see that Moldova looks like a bunch of grapes. The festival is a parade of winemakers with musical and choreographic compositions. Guests are invited to taste the best wine in combination with national dishes. The festival ends with a large dance called ''Hora'' (Moldovan folk dance). Have a nice day!