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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 brunaG on Mon, 19/09/2022 - 00:16


Hi! It's really nice learn about all this traditions! I'm from Brazil and here we have a lot of traditions, particularly about religious things.

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Thu, 15/09/2022 - 16:23


There have many traditional festivals in our culture in Myanmar. One of them is lighting festival. It is also called TheDinGyut Festival. Thedingyut festival is celebrated to welcome the Buddhist When he came from Heaven. We welcome the Buddhist who came back to the earth after he paid gratitude his mother in heaven. It held in full moon day of ThedinGyut. We decorate infront of our house with the candle or firework or neon electric bulb at night to welcome the Buddhist. It is also time of pay respect to our grandparents, parents and elder relative. So many people pay respect them with some presents and they wish us to get the good things and pay the pocket money to us for happiness. This is our one of the lovely traditional festivals.

hello, nandar su hlaing.
I'm so happy to meet you coz I'm myanmar too.And I also pround of our traditional and thanks for your sharing.

Submitted by José Chay on Sun, 04/09/2022 - 00:36


Hi, I am from Guatemala, and we celebrate a particular tradition a little bit similar to burn a Guy Fawkes on a bonfire. We celebrate this on December 7, but we burn a Devil piñata (piñata means a doll build with paper and it is decorated). The piñata takes the shape of Devil as you can imagine it's a red man with tail, horns and trident

the significate of this tradition it's to get a way the bad spirits, curses and bad vibes. the biggest Devil piñata that I've seen it was almost 5 meters of height

Submitted by irving.oli on Fri, 02/09/2022 - 19:37


I think the best tradition in my country is the music. for example, when you go to Guadalajara you can see and hear for yourself the music culture of Mariachis. the Mariachis are the most tipical music in mexico they show a little part of mexican culture. the most of foreing people like this kind of music.

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


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


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


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


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?