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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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It sounds quite fascinating and we've got similar festival that people sprinkle with water each other in Myanmar. It's called Water Festival here and it falls in April.

Submitted by galemilia11 on Thu, 02/03/2023 - 18:29

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I'm from Hungary and there's a lot of tradition in our country. The tradition I like best from my country is "sprinkling". It's a typical Hungarian tradition. Sprinkling consists of sprinkling of girls and women with perfume, on Easter Monday. People used to sprinkle with water, but perfume is more popular nowadays. In return for the sprinkling boys and men get hand-painted or chocolate eggs or sometimes money. Women and girls also invite them to a lunch where the table is full with homemade dishes and cakes such as hard-boiled eggs, cooked ham and yellow cottage cheese. It's a tradition that we always do on Easter Mondays and it's very special and it's a tradition that cannot be abandoned in Hungary. When boys and men go to girls they often recite sprinkler poems to girls and women before sprinkling. There are written records of the tradition in Hungary as early as the 17th century and the sprinkling symbolizes baptism

Submitted by msait21t on Thu, 02/03/2023 - 09:26

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hello everyone. ım writing you at Amed. This city is the capital of Kurdistan. kurdish people has a traditional celebration that is a Newroz. Every year in 21 march newroz is celebrated. Kurdish people celebrate the arrival of spring. During the celebrations, colorful clothes are worn and a big Newroz fire is lit.Jumping over the fire is the tradition of Newroz. Women cover their heads with scaly veils. 3 colors dominate the newroz area; yellow, red and green.People play dance and sing songs around the fire. happy newroz in kurdish we say ''newroz piroz be ''. I hope we celebrate together this year's Newroz with my teacher who wanted me to write this text.I am waiting for you all to 2023 newroz in Amed. thank you.

Submitted by mohsen8869 on Sun, 26/02/2023 - 17:35

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It is nice to talk about people culture and traditions. in my country ther are alot of vastivities related to special intervals of times. because we are a multi rilegion country, we celebrate every year in Al-FTER EID and also the chrimas. the bset thing is to gather with the family and frinds in my grandpa house, eating together, haveing fun, and pray together

Submitted by Norbi on Sat, 25/02/2023 - 16:12

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Really useful and enjoyable task! :)

Submitted by menes97 on Wed, 22/02/2023 - 18:30

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I am from Turkey , there are a lot of tradition in Turkey . This are mostly İslamic tradition. for example Sacrifice festival is islamic tradition. Muslim People cut Sheep or Cow , and part of Sacrifice's meat distribute to poor human . the Festival origin is Prophet İbrahim . Prophet İbrahim had a promise that him sons will cut , he have to cut him . one day İbrahim took him son one place where no human.İbraham told his son that he had to cut it. İsmail surrendered . God stopped him while he was slaughtering his son. God gave a Sheep to İbrahim . And He cutted Sheep

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

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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

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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

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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.