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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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Hello, everyone. Isn't it so great to know other countries home tradition.
I'm here from India as story has discussed about on bornfire.
In my india country Holi is the festival where we celebrate Raavan dahen by bornfire of wooden bundles with Indian ritiuals.
And after tomorrow we play colours of Holi with everyone and special dishes are get prepare.
that's so interesting to read about someone else's traditions, isn't it ? Talking about me, I'm french so I think the tradition I love the most is the "chandeleur" (candlemas in english) on 2 February. Basically, it was a religious celebration, established by the Pope Gelasius I, when he distributed some crepes to the pilgrims in Rome. Since, we usually do crepes to share it with friends or family, and have a good time :) Plus, it's kinda yummy, don't you think ?
Now, let's read about your traditions !
Speaking of bonfires, in my country, NE of Italy, on January 6, we make large heaps of fagots, above them we put a puppet representing an old woman (we call her: the befana). This tradition, typical of peasant environments, has pagan origins, the old burnt is the old year that goes away. It is a good luck charm for the new year in which the whole village is present.
Hello everybody! My name is Mayra and I currently live in Ecuador. Really nice to read about such interesting traditions and of course, I have one. In my country, we always celebrate the end of the year by burning a kind of muppet shaped like someone your family chose. It's because we want to wish him/her good luck for the upcoming year. This tradition has been part of our lives for years. If you're interested you can come here and join us at this party and have fun.
I really enjoyed hearing about traditions from other countries. my favorite tradition happens during Holy Week, all the families make a dessert called Habichuelas con dulce and shared it with neighbors.
The Southern Anatolian Region of Turkey (where I live),every year on 21th of May we celebrate very meaningful and enjoyable feast.It called Nevruz Feast.Every year on this date we burn a large bonfire and dancing around it.Basically,we celebrate the coming of the spring,we greet the nature by this fire.This is the way of living in peace and happiness for us.
woah! Sounds really amazing.
I am from Myanmar and my favourite tradition is Thindingyat.At that time,we make delicious meals and share with our relatives.This is my first time writing comment so might have some grammar mistakes.
It's very nice to read some of traditions that have around the world. In Brazil, where I live, we celebrate Carnival every year. In Rio de Janeiro, especifically, we put a sparkly outfit, a fantasy, or even the shortest outfit we have to celebrate with our friends and watch the parade that happen in Sapacuí, traditional place at the center of Rio de Janeiro.
Hello everyone .It's so cool to read everyone comments about tradition .According to my point view every events which celebrated has their own meanings and has important massage for their celebrators.
Hello everyone. Nice to see such interesting stories. I'm proud to be a part of big culture. From my point of view, all our traditions have something familiar. When I've been reading the story, I remembered that we have the tradition to burn the life-size model of women on 20th February. It symbolizes the death of the winter and starts of new fortunate period for people.
Oddly. Of course, it's not the end of curiosity. The ashes were scattered over the fields to call Spring. Hope you are not going to invite someone using ashes...=)