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

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Hello,
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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.