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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 dgrrrrn on Thu, 06/07/2023 - 13:03


It's nice to read about traditions that belong to different cultures. I'm from Turkey, in Turkey, we celebrate a cultural day named hidrellez on every year the night of the 5th of May. This is one of my favourite traditions in my culture, before this night we made some rituals for the celebration like writing our dreams that wish to come true or making some drawings for them and on the morning of 6 th of May we burn the papers that we draw or put the paper on the sea for make it happen. On that night we also get together and jump over the bonfire.

Submitted by ogzhnbngl on Tue, 27/06/2023 - 19:28


Hi I am oğuz and I am From Turkey. In turkey we celebrating every year of 29th october as a Republic Day. We are celebrating this day bacause we abandoned the monarcy and became free. We owe this day to Atatürk. On this day we are hanging flags our homes and streets, singing national anthems, reading poems on schools. We are visiting to Anıtkabir.

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Submitted by diwa57 on Tue, 27/06/2023 - 16:59


Dear friends,

in some regions of Southern Germany or Switzerland or some areas along
the Rhine river we have an annual festival that is taking place late February or May. Originally, it was held to celebrate the coming end of the winter and
- later on - to make fun of authorities.
People dress up in funny costumes and run parades showing large statues that represent celebrities or politicians in order to joke about them - quite often in a rude and offensive style. We call it 'Karneval', 'Fastnacht' or 'Fasching'.
As this festivities are very popular they were adopted all over Germany and can be seen in almost every region.

Submitted by AlexandraMT on Tue, 27/06/2023 - 00:20


In my country there is a tradition when women turn 15. We celebrate that they have become adults. It is celebrated with a pink dress, music and good food.

Submitted by milenaps86 on Sun, 25/06/2023 - 00:06


Hey guys! It's really interesting to read about the traditions of your countries. I'm from Brazil and I think the best tradition here is to celebrate on June 24th. It is a party that has French influence, but today it has so many elements from Brazil, mainly from the northeast of Brazil. There is a lot of dancing and music (forró) and typical food. It's amazing!

Submitted by dilala on Thu, 22/06/2023 - 10:25


Hı guys, it was a great way to spending time whilst reading some of yours traditions. I am from Turkey and the tradition we used to celebrate is National Sovereignty and Children’s Day which we used to celebrate on 23th April. this is our first national holiday and Atatürk ,founder and the first president of Turkey, dedicated this day to children. and also this is the same day they opened our national assembly. I said we used to celebrate it because like at least 4-5 years we didn't celebrate it officialy. We used to prepare performances on everyschool like dance performances, singin , reading poems etc and also there were a big one (which was showing on national channel.) athletes were performing their sport and there were also plane shows and presşdent were also visited anıtkabir. but we don't celebrate it that way anymore. Schools prepare programmes and performances but there is no big events as it used to be. But even though it is my favorite national holiday ,I really like the spirit and I like see children happy and joyful.

Submitted by keanu9000 on Sun, 18/06/2023 - 22:16


“Every region in the world has its own particular traditions, which vary in style and concept. The traditional celebration in my country is the Gargee'an, which is held during the blessed month of Ramadan. The purpose of this celebration is to share joy and happiness with others, and to promote tolerance and mutual respect."

Submitted by Wopy on Sat, 17/06/2023 - 15:30


Hi guys. I'm Lan and I'm from Vietnam. I have a nickname Wopy and you can call me by this name for short. I'm so excited to read everyone's comment to describe your celebration in your country. So now I will tell you about the special and the biggest holiday in Vietnam. I think you know it. It's the Tet holiday. Tet holiday celebrates in the January lunar month. During this holiday, we have lots of activities and if you have the opportunity to come to Vietnam and enjoy the Tet holiday, you will really like it. Thank you to read my comment. And if you feel interested in the Tet holiday in my country, let's search it on the internet.

Submitted by Anastacha on Fri, 16/06/2023 - 14:21


Hello, I am from colombia, it is a catolic country. here celebrate the birth of jesus an the 24 of december, in this festivity all family meeting and makes a lot of traditional recipes, also dancing and drink.

Submitted by vakazul on Wed, 14/06/2023 - 12:37


Hi everyone.
I´m from Spain. As i see we share a lot of Spanish traditions with other Latin American countries. One of those is San Juan´s night that will be celebrate next 24th of June, the longest night of the year.
That night people light bonfires and use to jump though them. Despite the name, it isn´t really Catholic tradition. It seems like a very old traditions where the fire represents the cult and sacrifices to pagan gods and people celebrate the arrival of summer.
There is music and alcohol and the party lasts all the night