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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 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.

Submitted by Mpom on Tue, 25/07/2023 - 17:57

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In catalonia, Spain -where I live- there's a tradition called 'Caga Tió'. It consists in draw a face in a little piece of log, put it a 'barretina' what is a type of Catalan hat, a blanket and put it two sticksunder the face to emulate the legs, we feed it for twenty days approximately, and at the Christmas' Eve, we beat it with our broomsticks and it pooes little presents. it is so strange for the people who comes from another countries, but in Catalonia it's a tradition, normally for our children.

Submitted by juniorenrique05 on Mon, 24/07/2023 - 10:03

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Hi nice to read all the traditions that you guys put in this forum. I’d like to tell you about día de las velitas en Colombia it’s on 7 of December and we used to put candles on the sidewalks of the street. this day it’s a good day for meeting with your family and you can eat cookies and wine. The idea is you with your family should to sit down in chair close to the candles so you can how the candles are gone. It’s kinda magic I loved it

Submitted by Yosra235555 on Thu, 20/07/2023 - 18:13

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Enjoying reading many comments and know different cultures with interesting traditions.The firt tradition jumped to my head when I read the title is on Ramadan, in Ramadan people in my country Sudan when the Magrib came they don't eat inside their houses with their on families, but instead they take the food to outside of the house and eat in streats with others neighbors and invited every one walks across the streat to eat and drink and spend wonderful time then all of them after eating stand to pray together then complete chatting. It's a very warm tradition that reflects the kindness .

Submitted by rhoda16 on Thu, 20/07/2023 - 02:21

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Each country has a different kind of home tradition and some of them became a tourist destination. You can call me rhoda, my name is came from a rose which symbolizes love, beauty and courage. I'm from davao city, Philippines. Kadayawan Festival is one of the famous Davao annual tradition festival which celebrates life and thanksgiving for nature's bounty, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living.

Submitted by GekkoLizzard on Wed, 19/07/2023 - 21:18

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Hi! i'm from Ukraine, now i live in Canada, but in my country we have tradition. Ivana Cupala i dont know about it a lot, but its spring celebration to call summer!

Submitted by Lupsbilinguee on Sat, 08/07/2023 - 00:52

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Hi everyone I'm from Mexico, in my country every november 1st we celebrated "día de muertos" day. It consists in make an offering to every people who is dead, It could be a familiar a pet or even a famous person.
This offering let us to create a close space with people who most loved in our life giving them their favorite food, things or whatever you want.
This is representative because that day we aren't sad If not remember them with hapiness.