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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 Melissa Toala on Mon, 29/08/2022 - 18:51

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I have read other people's posts and it is very interesting to see that in many countries there are different traditions. My name is Melissa and I want to tell you that in Ecuador we celebrate New Year's Eve with the burning of Monigotes, we do this to say that the year is over. This Monigote is made with old clothes, cardboard or paper, with a filling of straw or sawdust, and is also usually filled with pyrotechnic material, for when it is burned at midnight on December 31.

Submitted by demetus on Sat, 20/08/2022 - 13:31

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I read some of traditions written in here and it felt good. Now it's my turn. I'm from Turkey and my country has variety traditions but i picked less for you. Couples when they want married (after wearing a weddind ring) male side goes to her house to ask for the girl. The groom's family head wants from her father. The girl makes coffe for everyone who comes home but the man's coffee seperate. Because the girl adds salt or optional pain to a man's coffee and never delicious things. If a man sewed that coffee, he loved her unconditionally. It's a cute story but there are people who don't, it's all optional. When the girl's father approves, the couple is one step closer to marriage.

Submitted by kikita on Fri, 19/08/2022 - 05:37

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Really interesting to read about traditions in different counties! I'm from Russia but I've been living in the Japan for two years and to be honest I don't miss anything from Russian culture. So as you may predict I'm going to tell about traditions in Japan. There are a lot of exciting celebration in Japan. For instance I really like the Golden Week.

The Golden Week is a several holidays that are contained in one week. The best thing about The Golden Week is the fact that every single day has different history and way to celebrate it. It is really funny to follow all these traditions. I had some difficulties at the first time though.

Submitted by sdas23 on Wed, 17/08/2022 - 04:50

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So great to know about your traditions, guys. I'm from Venezuela, in my country we have a tradition in December. We organize familiar Parties with a lot of typical December food and music and also alcohol, a lot. In this reunion, families and friends celebrate that they are together and healthy and make good wishes.

Hi, I love stories, so I want to ask you — which history's hiding behind this event? Which type of food does the party host prepare?

Submitted by Priyanka paswan on Mon, 15/08/2022 - 10:17

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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.

Submitted by Saravalou on Wed, 10/08/2022 - 08:02

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Hi everyone,
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 !

Submitted by GrazianoTagliapietra on Fri, 05/08/2022 - 22:39

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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.

Submitted by Weena pineda on Mon, 01/08/2022 - 17:15

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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.