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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 I.es91 on Fri, 07/04/2023 - 21:19


recently we had a flag day on 11 march which we celebrate it and have much funny. it's reminded us about our founder of KSA and keep them in our mind, so we appreciate their efforts to keep this country safe and peaceful.

Submitted by Khurram38 on Wed, 05/04/2023 - 07:17


It is a good test. I liked doing it.

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Sun, 02/04/2023 - 12:12


Hi,everyone. Traditional occation, I'm from Jordan and the best traditional and there are a lot of many tradition and customs included Shake hand and the interest gusts a you are welcome in the country.

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Submitted by Su.Hlaing.Win on Sat, 01/04/2023 - 16:38


Different places throghout the globe have got different customs and traditions. Since I'm from Asia, we have got several sorts of festivals which derive from variety of traditions.

Water Festival can be found in many Asian countries celebrated in different ways. People douse each other with water in the country where I live, Myanmar. It is also a New Year festival of the country and it falls in April. In spite of the fact that it takes four days in a regular year, it takes five days in a leap year. This is the most favourite festival of the children, too. During these days, people make some seasonal snacks and donate to everyone. The old people go to the monasteries and take a sabath or meditation. It is believed that only good deed should be done at the beginning of the year so that most of the people avoid making any devil.

I'm now getting exciting because today is the 1st of April and the festival is drawing near!

Submitted by Kaky_Jaque on Sat, 01/04/2023 - 02:47


What tradition do you like best from your country?
I really like the day of the dead because it is a celebration in which we remember our loved ones and important people paying tribute.

Submitted by wisdom1979 on Thu, 30/03/2023 - 13:59


Hi everyone
So glad to read about your different cultures and various traditions
I would like to share you some information about our significant tradition in iran.
We celebrate the last Wednesday of the persian year that is called: chahar shanbeh souri
In ancient iran This has been the belief that fire is holy that not because they have worshiped it but because they knew it was the most important creature of god due to it lighting and also burning the badnesses.
By this reason the main base of celebration is the fire.it begins almost from Tuesday evening and lasts to midnight early Wednesday.people everywhere make a fire and jump over it dancing and saying folkloric poems while they have wear beauty dresses.
Music can be heared from all sides and bonfires light up the sky throughly.
Everyone is happy and drinks tea or gets the munchies.

Submitted by mahboobe89 on Sat, 25/03/2023 - 14:55


I'm from Iran and I'm living in Iran; I miss Wednesday celebrating( Chahar shanbe Soury) . traditionally Iranians in the last night of last Wednesday at winter make small fires and jump over those; dance and sing around. It's a sign that shows witer and clod are going away and warming and spring are coming and through this way they prepare for new year and "Norouz", ether fire has been holy for ancient Iranian generally. that can be a funny celebration, but these days it change into a real war. they use dangerous bombs and explosive stuffs that makes noises and bothering. there are children and young peoples lost their eyes or hands or died at this night. i miss for our real traditional days.

Submitted by sinara_sandri on Fri, 17/03/2023 - 08:40


Hi everyone. I'm glad to know so interesting stories. I'm from Brazil, but I've been living in Portugal since 2021. I miss a lot new year celebration, In Brazil is a summer party, we used to go to beach and it means the start for summer and school vacations. In Europe, it's winter and people usually celebrate in indoor parties. It's ok, but for me is so different.

Submitted by Mohammad KRIDLY on Sun, 05/03/2023 - 15:44


Traditional occasion
Every traditional occasion has an exceptional story that will amaze us, I’m from Syria but I’ve been living in turkey for 10 years and the thing that I miss in Syria going to the tree holiday, the history behind this holiday is there was a farmer who has a small island and he was so satisfied by looking after his island, after a while the city’s governor came to the country side and asked the farmer to sell his island because the government wanted to build a way there but the farmer refused selling the island.
The government went to the judgment and the judge decided to make the farmer selling his island Immediately.
The government had taken the island and began to cut the trees down, the farmer faced them and hanged a huge tree in the island, people were so effected by seeing that and they decided to support the farmer and faced the government with him, finally the government stopped building the way.
In the tree’s holiday all people go to forests and fields, celebrating under the trees all the day.