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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 Anna 229 on Wed, 27/04/2022 - 11:51


It is really interesting reading about the variety of traditions of different countries. As for me, I'm originally from Myanmar known as Burma and the tradition I like the most in my country is " Thingyan Festival " that is also marked as a water party. We, Burmese, assume that as a festival of cleaning and washing all the waste and bad things that were happened last year. Pouring water on each other, doing good, giving respect to the old, and making food and sharing others are the main precious features of my favourite festival.

Submitted by diemthuy123.dt on Fri, 22/04/2022 - 09:37


Reading all your comments gave me a lot of interesting knowledge about traditions in other countries. It reminds me too much of my country, Vietnam.
My country has a lot of diverse traditions, especially national costumes. We have 54 ethnic groups corresponding to a lot of traditional costumes too. However, the most popular traditional costume in my country is Áo Dài. I hope you knew Áo Dài before :D
Áo Dài was first created in 1744 and has many variations so far now. Be created a long time ago, but Vietnamese people still try to preserve this culture. We wear Áo Dài on important occasions like Lunar New Year, Weddings, funeral, and so on. Even high school girls are encouraged to wear Áo Dài on every Monday when they go to school. It is so beautiful and makes a woman softer and more attractive.

If you have any chance to go to Vietnam, I highly recommend you try on Áo Dài, you will see a different beauty in you which you have never seen before

It's interesting to discover others traditions thank you for sharing it with us. I'm from Morocco, and I would like to talk about an amazing tradition/celebration which is called 'yennayr'. Amazigh people celebrate it each 12 January(Amazigh new year).It's associated with the agriculture and the earth. People celebrate with traditional food, music, and dance.
'Yennayr' is the first month of the Amazigh year.

Submitted by mtomie12 on Wed, 20/04/2022 - 14:53


The tradition I miss the most is "Festa Junina" (June festival). Brazil is a catholic country, and these festivals celebrate st. Anthony (13/6), st. John (24/6), and st. Peter (29/6) days. We have several typical games. The food differs among regions. However, corn and cassava are essential ingredients in sweet and savoury dishes. In some areas, Festa Junina is more important than Carnival.

Submitted by elisabasterrechea on Wed, 20/04/2022 - 08:53


So lovely to read about your interesting traditions guys!
These comments make me feel that I want to visit your countries straight away. I am from Spain, but I've been living in the UK for almost 8 years.
Actually, the most I miss about my country is the fairs.They are parties that each city does when Spring-Summer time comes. People dance and dress up with traditional dresses in the streets, for example women dress with beautiful dresses and they put flowers in their heads.You can have a lot of fun, eat and drink typical food too.
People are very happy and you can meet a lot of people from
different places.

Submitted by qwertyzxcwasd1234 on Thu, 14/04/2022 - 13:32


Hi, guys. It was very interesting to read about the traditions of each country, and I would like to write a little bit about some traditions in my country. I'm from Ukraine and we have a lot of holidays and traditions here, but what I like best is the celebration of Ivan Kupala or Ivan's Day from 6 to 7 August.
Eastern Slavs consider this day more mystical than any day of the year. This day is dedicated to the unification of natural opposites: fire and water, life and death, men and women, etc. The celebration begins mostly near rivers and is solemnized only by young girls and boys who are unmarried yet. There are built bonfires, weaved wreaths, and a big doll made of dried grass. Believes that Kupal's bonfires purify the soul if a girl and boy jump over the fire. Wreaths made by girls were the main attribute of the holidays. They were used to predict whether she find her love of life or not.
At the Ivana's Kupala night shouldn't sleep, because at this time not only nature comes to life, but also all evil spirits like witches, mermaids, werewolves, sorcerers, housewives, etc. Therefore, you should take a bath in the river to gain healing power for boys and beauty for girls. Look at flowering ferns in the forest it is also the main tradition on this night. Whoever finds this flower will be able to understand the language of animals and birds, see the hidden treasures and find the love of his life.
By the way, I don't celebrate this holiday for about three years probably. But I believe that the war will be over soon, and we can celebrate this tradition again. Regards!

Submitted by LiaSiq on Thu, 14/04/2022 - 01:15


So adorable to read about everyone's country's traditions. I'm from Brazil, but I've been living in Portugal for about seven months until now. What I miss the most is the Carnival which usually happens in February. It's a big festival, and Brazilian people love it so much. On the Carnival, we usually go out to the streets or avenues, dressing in some costumes. The costumes could be about something funny as superheroes, kids' cartoons, cute animals, or anything you want. The street Carnival normally has famous singers' concerts or could be a big car with speakers, and this commonly happens in the avenues and streets of the popular cities in Brazil, like Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife, Olinda, and Salvador.
I miss this a lot because I went with my Brazilian friends and we always had so much fun together. My family usually do a party at our house with a barbecue, and alcoholic drinks.

Submitted by Patypereira on Mon, 11/04/2022 - 15:11


So lovely to read about so many beautiful traditions from different countries.
I am from Portugal but have been living in England for 10 years now. What I miss the most apart from the sun is an event called marchas populares de Lisboa at the beginning of summer, June. It's a festival of colors, creativity, and food. Every neighborhood has a theme and dresses up accordingly, the suits are specifically created for this special night. Seamstresses work all year round to sew these suits for hundreds of people in every area of the city of Lisbon. As the traditional food is grilled sardines, red wine, and bread therefore called the night of the grilled sardines.
Additionally, 12 couples get married on this day and, it is called as noivas de Santo Antonio, the city's saint protector. Lisbon city council pays for their wedding expenses, venue, everything, and it is all filmed by TV channels and streamed live. After the wedding celebrations, the couples go to the main avenue where the event is taking place to be congratulated by the city mayor, the people, and celebrities broadcasting the event. It is almost like a mini Brazilian carnival, mixed with the wedding events. In the end, basically, at 4am the best neighborhood with the best suits and creative cars wins.
this is a beautiful tradition and it happens when the weather is hot. People are energetic and happy.

Submitted by MAFoladi on Thu, 24/03/2022 - 22:05


celebrating 21 first of March as the first day of new lander year, it Called Nawroz, for thousands years this day has been celebrated by many countries, that's why Nawroz has been described as intangible cultural heritage in UNESCO, spring starts from Nawaroz that is the first day of Hamal the Afghan Calendar year, for Muslims the day prophet Mohammad immigrated from Macca to Madina is the starting point of the calendar as now it is 1401 in our calendar, it is a custom that all families cleans their houses and buying new dress and clothes and makes seven fruits and wear the new cloths and kills a bool and goes to each other houses and greets another and express their best wishes for the new year, they also plays local games. in the past there were many other activities and ceremonies the night before Nawroz but gradually people forgot those activities but still they celebrate it. Nawroz was a holiday in the calendar but unfortunately this year for the first time it was removed from the calendar and it has been banned to celebrate as according to the Taliban it is non Islamic custom.