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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 Andy_Palma03 on Wed, 09/02/2022 - 20:39

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Hi everyone, my name is Andy and I'm from Mexico and we have different traditions in my country, but the most popular is called "Day of the Death ", which is celebrated on November 1st and November 2nd, this tradition is not celebrated by all the people, but it does in order to remember the ones that are not here with us anymore. people use to prepare a kind of offering, which consists of "Pan de muerto" ( Dead bread) and other kinds of meals that these people liked and people go to the cemetery to place that small offering and remember them. and also on the TV, a parade is broadcasted where there are many people dressed in typical clothes according to the celebration, with colorful attire and there are typical sweets which we call "calaveritas de azucar" and also there is "Pan de Muerto".

Submitted by Mookpilaiwan on Sat, 05/02/2022 - 14:26

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Hi, I'm Mook from Thailand. It is nice to see everyone share about their country's tradition. In my country, there are a lot of traditions, especially about religion. One of my favorites is the Songkran festival which is held in April, the hottest month of the year. We have more fun because we get to pour water to each other it looks like a water war and everyone was having fun together. However, after the pandemic, the tradition is paused for 3 years now. I hope everything gets better and we can enjoy our festival.

Submitted by Ahmed Yousuf Hassan on Thu, 03/02/2022 - 11:31

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Hi everyone, my name is Ahmed, and I am came from the Republic of Somaliland(The early North Regions of Somalia). I am here to tell you about the most interesting tradition about my country, Somaliland. Every Eid festival or 10th of Arafo month we have two celebrities called "Eidul- Fitri and Eidul-Ad-ha" . We start our Eidul-Fitri by eating three fruit dates in the early morning and having breakfast after fulfilling the Eid prayer as a group. The other Eidul-Ad-ha day, we don't eat anything until meeting in one of the stadiums of our country to pray Eid prayer as a group. Most of our families slaughter a sheep or goat at the end of their celebrities. These two days I have aforementioned, every one of us congratulates to the people he or she meets even if they do not know each other.

Submitted by Leticia.bo on Sun, 16/01/2022 - 18:16

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It's so interesting to read your local tradition. I'm from Spain and I live in Madrid. Here in Madrid every year some people celebrate the New Year's Eve in a well- known public place called "Puerta del Sol" to take twelve grapes while the bells ring. That's really exciting!!

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Submitted by danisep on Sat, 15/01/2022 - 15:28

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Hi everybody, I'm Daniel from Colombia, I was reading about your local traditions and I was amazed by them like the orange blossom carnival in Adana turkey and vendimia in Mendoza Argentina, here in Colombia there are some carnivals mostly of them in January I remember the carnival of Negros y Blancos this one is celebrated in pasto city and is related with the rebellion of slaves.

I'm from Colombia too and that's right. I live in Barranquilla city and we celebrate carnival of Barranquilla. If I don't wrong, is the secondly carnival biggest in the world.
Isn't important to me, I don't like so much parties, so is the same for me. I hope this year could cancel the parties.

Submitted by Gizmoist on Wed, 05/01/2022 - 18:04

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Hello everyone,
I am from Turkey, I would like to tell you a festival which is held in my hometown- Adana. Adana is one of the biggest cities in Turkey and it is located in the southern of Turkey.
Adana has an annual carnival called "Orange Blossom Carnival". In April, everywhere in Adana (streets, parks, gardens ) smells so "orange" :) . Because , there are plenty of orange trees in Adana.
During the carnival many concerts, street performances, local artists, shows with vibrant colours (especially orange colour) are held all around the city. There are many attractions to celebrate this period of time.
We celebrate basically orange blossoms which cover the orange tree and also we celebrate nature power. In addition to this, orange fruit is a key good to export and takes a main role in Adana's economic life.

Submitted by PeterG on Wed, 05/01/2022 - 15:21

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Hi guys! I´m Pedro from Argentina. It was pretty interesting to read about your country's traditions. I would like to visit each one someday. However, I didn´t see anyone from my country, so let me tell you about the traditions here. First of all, it´s important to say that Argentina has an immigrant background (actually on 4th September, here it celebrate the Immigrants day in honor to the immigrant population that lives in the country), so most traditions here are from abroad, but there are some nationals. In addition, each province has a particular celebration or tradition. For instance, Mendoza has the "Vendimia" celebration, where people dance on grapes to make a traditional wine. In the north, more specifically, in Chaco (the province where I live) we have "the cotton party", which consists of a big celebration where people dance and do different activities related to one of the main crops of our province. I must admit that my favorite is the Vendimia celebration or some other that are international festivals because they are amazing and my favorite singers always take part. Regards!

Submitted by YMO on Wed, 05/01/2022 - 09:37

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Hi from Myanmar. A lot of traditional festivals are held in my country. But, let me introduce the most popular one I think. It's called a water festival. Maybe you are thinking that you all people are watering each other. Yes, it's true. We are watering each other, however, there is a deeper meaning behind that. We normally hold the festival in April. According to the Myanmar 100th year Calendar, it's the first month of the whole year. We water each other for cleaning the negativity of the previous year. It's ecstatic to welcome the new year.