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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 miss_vik_medicine on Sun, 29/10/2023 - 16:12

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I like the Halloween, but there is not such holiday in my country. It was really interesting to read about traditions of different countries. I hope that my studying here will be useful and enjoyable

Submitted by Thanh Hien Vu on Sun, 29/10/2023 - 15:53

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Hello guys, I'm from Vietnam and I'd like to share about Liberation Day. It's celebrated on April 30th. We normally have several days off because the next day is Labor Day. This day marks the event of liberating the south of Vietnam from American Empire and reunifying the whole country of Vietnam. We celebrate this day in order to honor those who sacrificed to bring back the independence and the peace for the country.

Submitted by nancyahmed on Sun, 29/10/2023 - 10:52

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Really It's so enjoyable to read about the traditions of different countries. In Egypt we have many amazing festivals ,but for me Sham el Nessim is special as Egyptians are celebrating it from Pharoses till now. In that day we colour eggs, eat salt fish and go for picnics.

Submitted by Larissa Schmoeller on Fri, 27/10/2023 - 00:26

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Hello guys, It's very nice and interestanting to learn more about the culture and traditions of other coutries. It's like traveling without leavinig our home. I'm from Brazil, a big country with a long list of different traditions across its regions. I'm currently living in the south of Brazil, where we have inported the German tradition of Oktoberfest. I realy enjoy it because we have traditional music, good food, and, of course, a lot of beers. But we also have some day-to-day traditions, like having a barbecue every Sunday and enjoying time with our family.

Submitted by ThaoLee on Wed, 25/10/2023 - 17:45

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Hi guys! It's fantastic to read about everyone's home traditions they remember the most. I was born and raised in Vietnam for about 20 years. I am most impressed by the Lunar Year, which takes place from the first day of the first month of the Lunar calendar for at least three days. It is a joyful family reunion holiday because every family member will return home and participate in enjoyable activities such as making Trung cakes, watching fireworks, visiting relatives and their friends, taking beautiful photos, and eating traditional tasty dishes. Therefore, Vietnamese people consider it one of the most important festivals of the year.

Submitted by thahas1 on Wed, 25/10/2023 - 04:50

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I am Indian lives in Dubai. There are so many traditional celebration every month in India. Also huge amount of holidays except weekends. Simply More religion more holidays. One of the Indian festival called Deewali have a story similar to UK's bonfire celebration.

Submitted by fjhp92 on Wed, 18/10/2023 - 19:25

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Hi all! My family is from a spanish district, where they have a very funny (?) tradition. On February, I really don't remember the exact date now, the people from the village paints their faces with black paint and wear traditional clothes of their own folklore. They organize a dance at the main square of the town and then, they sell some thin cordons in different colours. The tradition says that if you wear it around your neck, you won't suffer about throatache. Incredible, isn't it?

Submitted by cagla on Tue, 17/10/2023 - 09:44

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Hi guys!! I like meeting new cultures so it is really enjoyable for me to read all these traditions. I'm from Turkey, I want to mention about traditional Turkish Tea a kind of black tea. You can find this tea almost every place as a sign of welcome.

Submitted by Farah karkary on Fri, 13/10/2023 - 01:49

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What a pleasure to read all this variety of worldwide traditions. In my country, Morocco, on 12 Rbie-Alaoual, we celebrate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed (may God bless Him). Basically, the celebration takes one day when the family starts with a traditional soup (A’sida) for breakfast. Then, they visit each other. However, as a disciple, the celebration takes seven days at the Zawiya Al Karkaria. Disciples from Morocco, Tunisy, Tunisia, Algeria, France, Spain, and all over the world gather in the Zawiya to celebrate this special day. The disciples sing, share their poems, and do dhikr to show their love towards their Prophet. The Prophet’s birth anniversary is a precious day for the disciples as they meet Sidi Sheikh Mohammed Faouzi Al Karkary God sacrificed His secret to renew the pledge of allegiance.