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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 Winnie24 on Sun, 15/01/2023 - 04:57


So cool to read about everyone ‘s home tradition. I’m from Vietnam and I live in Ben Tre city. One of our traditional is Tet Holiday. It’s usually in the beginning of the year that is Lunar New Year (around Jan to Feb). We have a long day off. Everyone who is far from home to work or having a small family outside, they will return to their hometown to visit their grandparents, parents, relatives, friends, ....). At these days, there are a lot of children visit their grandparents and get lucky money (We call in Vietnam is “Lì Xì”). So that, each house always has a lot of candies, snacks, fruit jams and specially “Banh Tet” for children and neighborhood visiting. Therefore, after finishing a long year working, we are really looking for having Tet Holiday to nearby our family. It’s really a special day in Vietnam.

Submitted by amma_R on Sun, 08/01/2023 - 14:09


hello, first I'm from Egypt and the tradition I like the most in my country is Prophet's Muhammad Birthday it's an Islamic tradition we celebrate the birth of the prophet Muhammad on this day we buy a lot of candies as a kind of celebration

Submitted by Esmat Nabil on Sat, 17/12/2022 - 11:12


Hi everyone, I am Esmat and I like all the comments about this topic I would like to share with you a tradition in my country Egypt, it`s not a tradition actually but it`s a feast called "Eid El Fitr" it came every Hijri at the first day of the 10th month the people start to go out to the streets after the prayer and visit each other, all the country take the three days of this feast off and they celebrate.

Submitted by Lanninha on Mon, 12/12/2022 - 21:15


I lived to read all of the comments in here!
I'm Brazilian, and here in South of Brazil we use to eat barbecue every Sunday, a funny tradition! Haha

Cool that you mentioned this! Eating barbecue on Sundays is really a Brazilian tradition. And, if you're from a hood, like me, the tradition is only complete if everyone is singing and dancing samba together.

Submitted by faiz050 on Thu, 08/12/2022 - 14:23


Hi everyone, so glad reading about the traditions of your countries.
I want to share with you a tradition of my country. We have Eid after Haj we eat meat and share the food with the poor people.

Submitted by leandro.serraonasc on Tue, 06/12/2022 - 00:49


So cool to read about everyone's home tradition. I'm from Brazil and I live in São Paulo. One tradition in Brazil that I like is Carnaval the most. Probably, a lot of you have listened about Carnival. It's a time (5 days) with a lot of parties (on the street, dance house, stadiums and Sambodromo). There are 2 big knows sambodromos: the first one is Anhembi, in Sao Paulo and the other one is Sambodromo Marques de Sapucai. Sambodromo is a big "avennue" that big wonderful cars with big structures and people with beautiful clothes parade for many people. There's still the Salvador Carnival, with big shows and Axé (brazilian music style). It happens between February and March. It is my favorite time of the year.

Submitted by Nguyen-Bao-Tran on Mon, 05/12/2022 - 09:14


I'm from Vietnam, and I love Lunar New Year the most. It happens around January or February depending on Lunar Calendar, it is also called the Tet holiday in Vietnamese. On the Tet holiday, all the members of the family will return to their hometown and have some parties to celebrate the holiday. They also make some traditional dishes together like Chung cake, fruit jams, having lucky money, and so on. I really miss my family when I think about Tet. Hope you have a chance to visit my country during the Tet holiday to enjoy this atmosphere.

Submitted by AndressaGgomes on Fri, 02/12/2022 - 00:24


Hi guys. I did not know about this history, but I thought interesting.

Submitted by Sherpa on Wed, 30/11/2022 - 21:50


Hi everyone, so glad reading about the traditions of your countries. I just want to share with you a tradition of my hometown. Every year, on February, a big bonfire is lit in the main square of my hometown, in the centre of Italy. This celebration is in memory of an ancient victory of the natives upon the invaders coming from the nearby town, during the medieval period. S. Blaise, who was there in that period, got the brilliant and clever idea to make a big fire in the highest part of the city to deceive the enemy, who believed that the town had already been occupied, looted and set on fire. So, every year a celebration in held to remember this victory. A bunch of allegorical floats made of broom plants of different shapes representing a house, a peacock, a wolf or whatever, are burned in the main square using long burning logs.