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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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its intresting most of stories have a politic background! and your's was a most intresting stories i've readed!

Submitted by NataliaMM on Fri, 03/03/2023 - 22:48

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Hello! It's really interesting to learn about others cultures and traditions. I'm brazilian and here the most famous traditional is the Carnaval. It's a big party when the people dress up in costumes and have fun in the streets. Also, we have a parade of the Samba School, and it is beautiful. The schools tell more about our histories and tradition through musics and dance, with a lot of glitter and glamour too haha.

Submitted by h_lotte1128 on Thu, 02/03/2023 - 19:13

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Hi everyone! I’m from Hungary, and there are so many interesting traditions and customs here, including one of my favorites, the Busó Walking, at the end of February. As in many other countries, there’s a tradition in Hungary of warding off winter and waiting for spring, with many customs and beliefs attached to it.The Busó Walking is a folk tradition in Mohács. At this festival, people wear scary painted wooden masks and fur coats. According to the legend, the Sokac natives, fleeing from the Turkish conquerors into the marshlands, got enough of the Turkish oppression and, dressed in frightening blood-painted masks and fur coats, chased the Turks away from Mohács with their self-made noisemakers. In reality, the custom was probably brought to the area by the Sokac people of Balkan origin when they settled there and formed it into its present form. This celebration lasts for several days, the high point is the carnival on the last day, when a coffin is burned at dusk to bid farewell to winter, followed by a round dance.

Submitted by hnoemi on Thu, 02/03/2023 - 19:06

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I really like to read other people’s favorite home traditions. I have been living in Hungary since I was born and I like Easter traditions the most.
Easter is celebrated at the beginning of April and several traditions are associated with it, but the best-known Hungarian tradition, which is my favorite, is sprinkling.
Sprinkling consists of boys and men visiting their female relatives and friends on Easter Monday and sprinkling them. This is mostly customary in villages, where men sprinkle women with a bucket of water, although nowadays it is customary to sprinkle them with perfume, both in towns and villages. Before the sprinkling, men recite funny, short poems. In return for the sprinkling, women give them chocolate, painted eggs and sometimes money. In some cases women invite them to the traditional Easter lunch, where they eat hard-boiled eggs, sweet bread and ham with a lot of vegetables.
There are some written records of the tradition in Hungary from the 17th century. The sprinkling symbolizes baptism.

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