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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 Scorpian_Aisha on Thu, 17/08/2023 - 16:31

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Reading about other traditions on this platform was so cool. I'm from Vietnam. I'm really proud of my country to talk about the festival of Via Ba Chua Xu, from the southern in Chau Doc-An Giang. The festival of Via Ba Chua Xu is the cultural inheritance of the Kinh nation and the intercultural of other nations like Hoa, Khmer, Cham,... This festival has attracted many tourists throughout year to come and pray for health, happiness, etc This festival is imbued with the culture of inhabitants in southwestern rivers, contributing to spiritual life, and exploring the southwestern land of the country. So you see, it's a great traditional festival, and as I say, I'm proud of it like how you're feeling proud of your traditions. :) ^^

Submitted by Sylviadz on Thu, 17/08/2023 - 02:14

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Hi guys! Nice to see you all sharing your traditions! I'm from Brazil and we celebrate Carnival at the beginning of the year. It's a vibrant event. The origin of carnival came from pagan antiquity and Catholicism recovered it. It's kind of weird associate Carnival and religion.

Hello! I'm from Belgium and here we celebrate Carnival too (probably less important than in Brazil, haha). Here people have like big, decorated and themed vehicles. They put on songs and dance. People on the vehicles throw candy towards the public. The public has many different costumes. Do you have that too in Brazil?

Submitted by iremdennis on Sun, 13/08/2023 - 22:49

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hi everyone. i am irem from Türkiye. in Türkiye has a tradition before wedding start. ı wanna talk about the tradition with you.
when bride come to her home after the prepare for wedding, she sit on a seat. anyway, if she has a brother he come with a red ribbon an then he tie the ribbon her belly area while everyone watch them, some people who their relatives can cry during her brother tie the ribbon. this is it. this is a tradition.
it means the bride does have a sex with nobody. which is why ribbon's color is red that is red ribbon represent her color of virginity's blood. it doesnt make any sense just it makes me crzy. not only me every girl who lives in Türkiye.

I have seen a lot of videos on social media, but I didn't understand it, and I wondered why they were doing this. it was meaningful, I liked it
thank you for sharing

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Submitted by Superlearner on Sun, 13/08/2023 - 20:55

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Hello everyone on this platform. I'm from Ukraine. Ukrainians love to celebrate Vyshyvanka Day. Everyone is dressed in these traditional clothes, and we are happy that all the people of our country belong to a big family like Ukraine.

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Submitted by Jouu on Wed, 09/08/2023 - 09:27

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After reading many comments about other's traditions from diverse cultures. I am now very proud of talking about the tradition I love most from my country, Viet Nam. The first thing that immediately crossed my mind is the Tet holiday, which is a special occasion and custom in Vietnamese culture. The Tet takes place on the first day after New Year's Eve at noon and lasts for 5 to 7 days. This event allows family members who work away from home to earn a living and are too busy to spend enough time with their family can come together through it to make treasured memories, cuz time with family is priceless. Especially, on New Year's Eve, everyone stays up late until midnight to welcome the new year and it is always a fun time. This is a meaningful event and profound ^^

Submitted by sera_nour on Thu, 03/08/2023 - 16:36

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Reading about other’s traditions got me excited to write about ours. I’m from Sudan , and the first thing that crossed my mind is Ramadan. It is special month in Muslim calendar. In this month we don’t eat or drink from the dawn to the sunset , and that makes us feel about the destitute people and gratitude what we possess. It is the best example of empathy and togetherness. However, it’s more religious event than a tradition, but what distinguishes us as Sudanese that we have a unique tradition in this month. We the time of eating comes(Eftar) all the family in the neighbourhood make various type of food and gather together in nearby open area and then eat together. As is I said earlier Ramadan is the best example of unity and togetherness.

Submitted by c_u_spacecowboy on Mon, 31/07/2023 - 12:34

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Hello everyone and thanks for sharing traditions and customs of your cultures, they're really fascinating! My name is Filippo and i come from a small village in the mountains of eastern Italy. The most important celebration of my town is dedicated to San Domenico, who represents protection from animal attacks. Infact on the first Sunday of May his statue, covered by snakes caught by the village inhabitants, is carried along the town streets to gain his protection.

Submitted by ahmedhamed00 on Wed, 26/07/2023 - 22:27

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Hello Everyone, This is Ahmed, and I am from Egypt. Here in Egypt we have a special occasion called "Sham el-nasim" we hold it at the beginnig of spring, Which families are gathering together and go outside in a picnic, eating special kind of fish, a type of salted cured fish, and spend a good time.The ancient Egyptians 4500 years ago were celeberated this day, and they had the lead in this tradition.