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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 Angel on Thu, 15/04/2021 - 20:09

Im from Latvia and I been living in the UK for about fifteen years. My favourite tradition here is Bonfire Night. I and my friends really like to go out on the 5th of November and enjoy the lightning sparkles on the bonfire.

Submitted by chamalmc on Sat, 10/04/2021 - 16:32

It's so cool to read about everyone's home tradition they miss the most! I'm from Sri Lanka but I've been living in the Sweden for two years and the thing I miss the most is Sinhala & Tamil new year on 13th and 14th of April. The best thing is beginning of the new year, when the sun moves from the house of Pisces to the house of Aries. Basically, people think that the celebration of the new year is the change of thoughts too. Various beliefs, which are associated with the fertility of the harvest, gave birth to many rituals and customs and ceremonies connected with the new year.

Submitted by My Linh on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 05:13

So cool to read about everyone's share them tradition in the world. My name's Linh and I'm come from VietNam. We used to celebrate for the dead on Janruary 1st. In the morning, my family wake up early at 4:00 AM to prepare somthing like: candles, flowers and the we went to cemetery to cleaned my grandmother's grave. When we finished it, my father got home and cooked a big lunch for the relatives. This was special time to remember the tribute who was died.

Submitted by desouza on Sat, 03/04/2021 - 12:31

Hi, my names is didem. I am from turkey. I was born in Antalya but I have been living in İstanbul for 15 years. We have a lot of tradition but I want to talk about one of them. We're mostly muslim country and ıslamic cultere included of many tradtions. One of my best traditions celebreted' called Ramadan '. when I was a child, I was expecting with huge excitement for ramadan. first day in ramadan ,We were got up early in the morning and dressed up with new clothes, hugged each other in the family. After that ceromony , we went to grandmothers houses as we as other familys in muslim states. Because of that tradition needs to respekt and remember our all relations, friends, neighbourhoods. I was very intend that tradition, so I loved my great big family. my grandpapas gave me always money , our related gave me candys and nationel holiday everwhere nicely and warmly. I grew up with nice tradition . I have been not celebreting over 10 years that tradition because of my grandparents died. it has been not tasted as same as before.

Submitted by Rafa3l on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 12:05

Hi my name is Rafael and I live in Spain. In my country, a popular party is a "Fallas" in Valencia. During a one month the people eat and drink by the street. This party is by father´s day and this nigth the people burn some cardboard figures. During 30 days, the people eat paella and drink many alcohol. Its so funny. This was celebrate in a march.

Submitted by Oscar Mauricio… on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 22:59

It´s good to know new things about other countries custums. I´m Colombian, and here we don´t have a celebration like Bonfire Night in the UK. However we have some celebration days realtives to the independence of our country from the Spanish. Those celebrations usually correspond to battles that led the country to be independent. Other kind of celebrations are not national but correspond to regional or local special dates, where people celebrate cities foundation, carnivals, festivals, etc. It´s say that in Colombia, every weekend is running a festival or carnaval in any town or region of the country, I think that that´s why people in Colombia are one of the most happy people in the world.

Submitted by Amanullah Bin Nesar on Mon, 29/03/2021 - 15:21

I'm very happy reading the comments here; which are about everyone's tradition that they miss most. I'm from Bangladesh, a multicultural country, a multiracial as well. Here in Bangladesh, winter is one of the most celebrated seasons. In January, when the weather is pretty cool, we use to visit our village. Winter in village is far more different than that of in city. Countryside becomes adorned with heavy fog. Everywhere is full of patty-flavor. When night falls, we have bonfire in the crops field with a gathering of many relatives to get our bodies warmed. At morning, we breakfast with delicious patties. I badly missed my last winter as it was pandemic time; hence we were under lockdown in city.