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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 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.

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

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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

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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.