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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 Saxavat on Wed, 22/02/2023 - 03:24


Appreciate of all your words firstly i also want to talk about my hometown where is located around mountains so everywherre surround with mountains.My city is Gabala, it is city of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan my home country and Baku is the capital of it. In our country has different people and traditionals. People live in kindly and lovely, we love to do help and be kind for other which come to our country from foreign country. I invite all of you for come to our lovely country. You will see beautiful nature and great modern building. Our cities cover modernization and historical monuments. Garabagh is the main part of our homeland and in there you can see many beautiful touristic places. Thanks for reading my writing!

Submitted by Sanja on Sat, 18/02/2023 - 15:39


There is a tradition called "Karavestice" in my country. People make bonfire in their yards and children jump over it. It 's considered to go away witches and to protect from the evil eyes. This tradition takes place on the end of winter.

Submitted by mott4vito on Fri, 10/02/2023 - 17:04


Hi everyone, I really appreciate all the comment's about yours traditions. I know that history, my english teacher told to me when I was an child.

Submitted by Oriana Garzón on Tue, 07/02/2023 - 19:42


Hi everybody! I'm from Colombia. It's hard to think of one tradition that I will miss from my country. Of course there are so many, but I think that if I had to choose one it will be the carnivals. My country is really festive and if you want to know about our culture you need to be in one of those, it's full of music, dances, paintings, flora and fauna, food, amazing people and so much joy. I would definitely miss it if I left.

Submitted by BolotaS2 on Tue, 31/01/2023 - 19:03


It's nice to read about the tradition of your countries. I'm from Brazil and here we have a tradition that calls Festa Junina. Basically it's a party that's happens on june and we sing a traditional songs, eat a traditional food and do a bonfire too. It's to celebrate some saints and the winter solstice.

Submitted by hajidah.jidah on Thu, 19/01/2023 - 07:37


Hello everyone, I'm from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia is vast and have many traditions, one of it that special from Yogyakarta is Sekaten. Because Indonesia have biggest moslem community, so Yogyakarta had developed it's tradition based on birth month of prophet Mohammad.
For sekaten, Royal family of Yogyakarta will held a festivies for full one month, a festive for the people. With the traditional touch there will be many ceremony that led by King or we call it Sultan himself. I recommend you to come and watch it at October every year, and the city vibes and atmosphere would be amazing and magical.

Submitted by rishaaaana_s on Wed, 18/01/2023 - 04:13


it's really interesting to read about others tradition.each one has its own charm and uniqueness.I would like to share a lovely tradition in my home town which is Kerala,southern part of India.here people go to Friday ceremony in the mosque putting on clean dress mostly they wear white mundu ,traditional wear in kerala(its a piece of cloth wrap around your waist) and shirts.before going to prayer they take a shower. food is the main part of every special day right?.we also make special food on Friday. Typicaly we make beef curry with coconut rice and papadam.we all have lunch together as a family.it's an occasion to nourish our family bonding.

I impressed by your writing. But, there's one thing I wonder. Does your tradition ceremony hold once a week? every Friday on week?
I'll be waiting for your reply. :)

Submitted by madamcoco1 on Tue, 17/01/2023 - 22:35


I know this story. I read about it last year. Bonfire and fireworks, it sounds interesting.