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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 jojoji on Thu, 03/11/2022 - 17:18


I'm honestly surprised by the amount of people sharing informations on their favorite traditions of their country, what's even better is the fact that there's people from almost every corner of the world.
Since I'm already here let me share my favorite tradition too, it's deewali. It's from India, which has nothing to do with me since I'm Italian right? Well actually I discovered it after a very close friend of mine invited me to join him on a deewali party, he told me it was a religious festival organized to celebrate an occurrence by hindus. Basically everyone(youngsters and elders too) dressed in white and tried to hit each other with colored powder, it surprised me at first but it gradually made me happy and feel like a little kid playing tag, then everyone sat together and ate delicious Indian food and drank lacchi(which is an alcoholic beverage) after that time it became recurrence to partecipate every year.
I'm planning to go to India and spend my holidays there experiencing the true deewali with my family.
Wish me luck,

Submitted by venusyy on Thu, 03/11/2022 - 08:50


Hi everyone.your comments was interesting.in my country Iran we have a firewoke traditional has known as Chahar-shanbe Soori.its the last Wednesday of the year.we make fire and jump on it.

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Submitted by robertomm on Mon, 24/10/2022 - 04:38


I'm from México and the tradition that I miss the most is independence day on September 15th.
The best thing about independence day is the 'grito' basically, the México's president leans out of the presidential balcony and rolls up the heroes who fought for independence. And after that we wnjoy a delicious mexican dinner.

Submitted by purporpp on Fri, 21/10/2022 - 01:10


I didnt know about this tradition but i had heard about it before. i think is an interesting tradition and historical topic about bonfire and most of times people use it to keep calm down or make the peace with others and talk for a while. I mean, it´s like the zen way but with a horrible context.

Submitted by dimzachari on Sun, 16/10/2022 - 19:26


In my country there are many traditions and festivals. A very interesting traditional festival is the sardine festival. At this festival, people are offered sardines and the local drink ouzo. People dance all night long together.

Submitted by sabaa ali on Mon, 10/10/2022 - 10:48


Hi, I'm so happy to be part of English Learning . I learned a lot of things and i think i start to improve my English .
I reggeized that while I'm reading or listening
Thank you for all ELBC team

Submitted by aanglesm on Tue, 04/10/2022 - 23:43


Hi! I read all your traditions and find them interesting. I'm from México and one of the most famous tradition is Day of Dead but there's another tradition that mexicans loves, is King's Day. It's about to commemorate the adoration of Baby Jesus on January 6th. I know that other countries celebrates that too but in Mexico, we celebrate it by getting together as a family or friends to cut a sweet bread called Rosca de Reyes, inside it have Baby Jesus toys and if you get a toy, you must invite the tamales for everyone on February 2nd. =)

So cool! your comments take me away all around the world with the home tradition diversity. I'm from Algeria and I've been living in Canada for one year. the thing i miss the most is Yennayer 13th January.

the best thing about Yennayer is sharing happiness by sharing foods. the mothers cook a big meals in the early morning and you see all the day joy children are taking traditional dishes as a gift to their family friends and neighbours.
Basically, 13th January is the new year of the julian calendar used by Amazigh people. in fact, people life was based on agriculture.
they showed with generosity how they were grateful for the good harvest by sharing foods made essentially of vegetables and cereals.
So, it's a tradition that celebrates the fact that we renew our wishes for a prosperous rainy year. a warm memories from my sunny country!


Submitted by rehanali901 on Sat, 01/10/2022 - 19:00


i am trying best to make my english good so now as a sample i will wish new year for my readers .You make me the happiest person coz your friendship is worth a treasure. You are very special to me and will be forever. I wish you lots of happiness, joy, and love in this coming year. 

Submitted by saranourizadeh on Mon, 26/09/2022 - 20:23


Hi everyone. so nice to read lots of comments about the traditions of your country.
I am from Iran But I've been living in Germany for 3 months and I miss my country.
The most tradition that I love is Norouz! Norouz is about starting a new year when spring comes. all Iranians put seven things that their name starts with 's' in Persian, together. Each of these things is a symbol of one nice concept like healthy, happiness, and wealth,...
Also, my father gives us a gift on Norouz. After starting the new year all families get together at my grandma's house and see each other to say congratulations on the new year.
In my opinion, this is the best way we can start the new year next to each other.