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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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Hello! I'm from Brazil and like the Spain, we also celebrate the June 24th. The Brazil is a continental dimensions country, so, we have a lot of traditions in different parts of our territory. The "São João" holiday is very celebrated in the brazilian northeast. But, I think wich the brazilian carnival is the almost famous party in others countries.

Submitted by Hugocxd on Sun, 11/06/2023 - 08:43

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Hi I'm from Poland. There are many traditions(some are weird), one of them is drowning Marzanna(an puppet which is made up of twigs, worn clothes and straw) in river at the first day of Spring.It's mean that (bad)winter has just gone and the nature comes to life.Actually, due to ecological issue people to produce Marzanna use fully biodegradical materials instead old clothes. That tradition slowly fade away

Submitted by FcoChacon on Fri, 02/06/2023 - 23:30

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Hi my name is Francisco, in mexico we have many traditions, for example in march or april we celebrate the Holy week in this celebration the life and dead of Jesus is shown.

Submitted by dadri_09 on Sat, 13/05/2023 - 19:23

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Hi, I'm from Guatemala, the tradition that I like the most is Holy Week. It's a week full of processions that show the passion of Christ and it's beautiful because the processions are quite big and all the decorations are too beautiful and in that week we eat delicious traditional food. I like so much.

Submitted by Abdullah-_-506 on Fri, 12/05/2023 - 13:07

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Hello, I'm Abdullah from Saudi Arabia. our traditional festival is AL-Jenadriyah festival, it was first held in 1989 since that time until now it has taken place every year in Riyadh which is the capital city of KSA. it shows the cultural variety in Saudi towns and villages, in their clothes, food, etc.

Submitted by OUSMANE89 on Mon, 08/05/2023 - 16:02

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Hello am ousmane from Mali
I would like to share about children tradition in madina ksa
When I was child in madina the first night of RAMDAN month (hijri calinder) all the children in the city meeting together with thousands of bikes making a riding carnaval around the streets and hoods all the details about this day in my mind like it's happened yesterday

Submitted by rash87 on Fri, 05/05/2023 - 22:22

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The most beautiful and traditional day in my country is when we play by the water. And we see different generations pour water on other people and everyone enjoys and laughs with the neighborhood and makes plans to catch us and poor us by water, I really missed those days.

Submitted by Jellophone on Mon, 17/04/2023 - 11:24

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Hello, I am a student risiding in a small town in the north-west region of Germany. In lower saxony we celebrate, mostly in villages, the "Schützenfest" (that roughly translates to hunters festival). I'm not sure if it has any interesting history at all, and if it has, I would assume it used to celebrate the hunters for gathering meat for the village, similiar to the "Ernte dank" festival (it roughly translates to "being thankful for the farmers harvest"), where we celebrate the fruitful harvest. The hunters festival is usually celebrated in late fall and as a sidenote, "Ernte dank" is celebrated in spring.

Submitted by kara1999shi on Sun, 16/04/2023 - 23:36

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Hello guys, I'm from India. In India we have so many traditions, all 365 days festivals are being celebrated in somewhere, some part of India and I liked all of them. Currently I would like to share with you about Dashahara festival. We celebrate this as a symbol of Victory of good over evil. On this day, Prince Ram defeated the King Ravan, who kidnapped Ram's wife Sita. So during that night, we celebrate the fireworks. In which we burn the three-to-four-foot statue of Ravan filled with crackers.

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Submitted by Skleton on Sun, 16/04/2023 - 14:13

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What a nice day in poland, i am from ukraine and i am learning english language. Currently i am writing this comment just to complete the task and get to the animation. Today is Ukrainian Easter btw so i can relax a bit.

i don't have pretty much to say about my life and cool things that happen here because i go outside only if:

1. i have to touch grass
2. i have meeting with my friends
3. i have to go to class and that's it.

So yeah i kinda just sit in my room for 10 hours and come out only because i need something to do.