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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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Hi everybody, I'm Ali and I'm from Iran. I'm not very interested in traditions and cultures, but I wanna tell you a tradition in Iran which means respect. In Iran, When two guys or more reach a door, They start to ask each other to pass the door! When someone does this, It shows he or she respects otherone. I saw a similar tradition in the movies of other countries, but in all of them, men ask women to pass the door, while in Iran it doesn't correspond to the gender of individuals. Maybe you think it's a nice tradition and it causes to people shows their care to each other, but I hate it because it causes to waste of time in front of a door. It's just a door, pass it! It doesn't important who passes first.
Wow, It's really interesting read about the different traditions in the world. Well, I'm from Peru, and here's a lot of traditions, because we are multicultural country, but a tradition that all the people and cultures practice is in 28th of July due to is the day of our independence. There are fairs, dances, military parades, etc. Its a wonderful day!
Hello everybody, the commemoration i prefer in France is the 14th of July, the national day. It's not the signification of the day i like, it's how i pass this day since many years. Generaly because i'ts a summer day, it's sunny and it's a day off for work. So with my friends we used to take a brunch along the canal and at the evening we are going to a big park at Saint-Cloud , a city near Paris. There is one of the bigest fireworks of Europe. We sit in the grass and drink glass of wine during the show, it's really a good moment for me.
It's so interesting to know about various traditional celebrations of different countries. I'm from Mongolia which landblocked country between Russia and China. Mongolia is very famous about our history that known for Mongolian Empire in 13th century and nomadic culture. As well as we celebrate Naadam festival since then and it's every Mongolians favourite yet memorial festival. It have 3 celebrations like horse racing, wrestling and archery which shows our cultural activities generated from our ancestors. Mongolian men known for their strength and courage and so it challenges their skills. It continues for 2-3 days. In addition, we eat Khuushuur on those days which I like the most about this festival. It's our traditional food like wrap the minced meat in flour and fry that historicaly influenced from China.
Hi everyone, it´s so amazing how diverse we are in this forum. I´m from Vietnam. But I´ve been living in Germany for 8 years. The most traditional thing in my country I really miss is the Lunar New Year. Maybe some of you have already heard of it. We use the moon calendar to celebrate the New Year. In a normal calendar, it may take place in February. The Lunar New Year is the biggest festival of the year we have. It´s like a family festival. The family member gathers together. There is a lot of food. you can get the lucky money from the older. Everyone stays at home and takes time together. It´s very chill and peaceful. It´s the most beautiful time of the year.
Hello, Thu Ha Nguyen. I'm from Mongolia. In Mongolia, we celebrate Lunar New Year too. Interestingly, we do exact same things on that celebration day. It feels so amazing and kind of close with you.
Hi everyone, I´m Daniela and I´m from Colombia, but I have been living in Spain for 1 year. In my country we have many traditions that i miss. One of this is the Barranquilla´s Carnival, one of my favorites traditional festival. This festival is on March, and last 7 days. The streets of the city are decorated, and all the people wear on colorful costumes. it´s so amazing, and i invite you to visit my beautiful city.
I'm from Armenia but I've been living in Russia for more than 10 years and the thing I miss the most is the Vardavar festival. The best thing about Vardavar is people are allowed to douse strangers with water. So fun to pour water on yourself and passers-by. Especially on very hot summer days of July, it is a good refreshment. I love the history behind it. Basically, Vardavar’s history dates back to pagan times. In ancient times Armenians offered to the goddess Astghik roses as a celebration of a bountiful harvest. Although now a Christian tradition of the festival and it is associated with a memory of the World Flood and Noah’s dove. Where Noah’s boat made a stop on Armenian mounts during World Flood and people found a holy land in Armenia. The festival is celebrated 98 days after Easter. Therefore it is one of the most lovely festivals for children and teenagers in Armenia.
I'm from Azerbaijan where is not so big country but have very various traditions of various people all live in togather. And I think Neurooz is the most beutiful among them. What is Nourooz? The name of "Neorooz" is coming from "neo" which mean "new" and "rooz" which mean "day" in other word the new day of new year. It celebrates on 20th nigth and 21st day of March. Not just in Azerbaijan also in many other countries of Middle East or where were occupied by Hakhamenish Empire.
Hi everyone, it's really amazing to read about traditions of different countries. In my country where I was born we have a holiday Nooruz. Nooruz is like a New Year in Kyrgyzstan, we celebrate this holiday on 21st of March every year. Kyrgyz people cook on this day Sumolok (like chocolate paste, prepared from wheat in a cauldron over a fire), dancing their traditional Kyrgyz dance, playing games, jumping over the fire. This holiday units all people. There a lot of nationalities live in Kyrgyzstan. In another countries in Central Asia also celebrate this holiday with some diffenrences on date, and tradition. It is really wonderful to keep and pass our traditions from generation to generation.
Great to know about different traditions of countries. I am from Bangladesh, and since I have been living in Saudi Arabia for 10 years i really miss my home traditions. So, we b Bengalis celebrate The Poila Boishakh on the first day of Bengali calendar. In this day people usually eat traditional food like Panta Vaat and elish Mas and wear traditional clothes too. I really miss this day .
Hi everyone, I'm from Turkey and i have been living in UK for almost 2 years. Unintentionally i find myself to compare English traditions or habits of people with my home town traditions. One of the tradition I miss a lot is the close neighbour relationships during difficult times or even happy times. Neighbourhood is very precious in Turkish culture therefore neighbours support each other. While in England people are more reserved, and this saying is clearly showing it: "An English men's house is his castle"
So interesting to read about everyone's country tradition they like best. I'm from Myanmar. As you all know, Myanmar has at least one traditional festival for each month. The one I love the most is Martyr's day on July 19th. We commemorate the memory of General Aung San and other national leaders who fell on 19th of July 1947.
Great to know what the most popular tradition in other countries is. Since I live in Germany, I miss the most the Norouz fest which happens in Iran on March 22nd every year. The point of this fest is gathering the family in the parent’s house and celebrating the new year and wishing all the best for each other. Furthermore, we have a traditional table with 7 things that their names start with “S”. In other words, they are 7 symbols for health, growth, money, motivation, etc. Last but not least is delicious food and snacks, which makes most people overweight.
Hi! I am a new member, too. There are festivals in each of the months in my country. Among them, the water festival is the one which celebrates first in the year. It celebrates in April. At the festival, we pour water on each other and make a lot of traditional foods which are delicious. Pouring water means to wash dirt from the last year. Fun!
We have many traditional festivals per month in my country. One of them, I like ThinGyan festival which is held in the middle of April. It is the most famous festival in my country and we have long vacation for this festival. In this festival, we poured the water each other that means if we have bad faith, we wash them with this water. And then It is new year festival for my country. We start the next year with good luck. It means like that.
Hello everyone, I'm new member. So exicted to say my country traditional festival. It's Thidinkyut Festival, to welcome our Buddha with candles. Every house in my country catch fire to the candles and pays his desires. It is very beautiful and happy. I love it very much.
Hello there, I'm from Algeria, which has a variety of cultures and traditions. The tradition I like the most is..., actually we didn't give it a name yet. The night before the wedding, the groom and his close friends have diner and tea. With a lot of activities, for instance everyone should tell a joke. If no one laughs at one joke, there is a kind of funny punishment.
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Hi guys, really nice to read about all of your fancy traditions, it's a lot of good time and things that you could pass to your children. I'm from Paris and I couldn't talk a lot about traditions, I think we are losing it more and more and it's a bit sad. So keep your traditions alive, it's very important.
in saudi arabia ramadan's coming is the beggest traditonal party that muslims have it's because ramadn is once in a year and it's a whole month where pepole fast from the morning to the eveining and i don't want to talk about the foods that we ate after fasting they are delious there are 2 types of food that we eat only in ramadan we rarley eat it in normal days one is called sambosa and the other is loghimat that's the best month of tghe year you have to be tired but if you ate all of your tire is gone
in our country we have a tradition called shm alnesem it's on April 4th we celebrate the beginning of spring by eating a special type of fish also we color the egg surface it is the day of relaxing and calming down
Hi,everyone i am glad to see different and interesting facts and information from different countries and cultures.Getting know with other cultures give a mindset about country to the reader of it.It is also important to know about different cultures in the business sector especially if the person is expatriate worker for the company.Understanding people from different cultures can avoid huge misunderstandings while communicating people from different countries.It is somehow learning about new language.As great writer Dostevski said "Having second language means having second soul"
It´s good to know about your traditions, my international friends. Here in Spain, we have a funny tradition on Dicember 28 th. It´s called Día de los inocentes (innocent´s day). The reason why its so funny its because you have to fool people as original as you can. I am going to give you an example in order to you understand it easily: - Hey David, I saw your girl kissing another boy yesterday... I´m so sorry dude. - No way my friend, I really trusted her... I´m devastated... - Don´t worry dude, all of this it´s a prank! Innocent!! (Inocente!!!). It´s not the most original example but I hope you already know what our tradition is about. Cheers from Madrid.
Yeah i reall understand what you mean.In Azerbaijan we celebrate similar one on 1 April.It is called as "lying day" and we also can make lies to our friends or our relatives,family members.But the main difference is that when we get people "Innocente" we can get anything we want from them.
Hello! I´m so glad to learn english language. We are all here from so different countries and have different native languages, but nevertheless you can read and write and everybody, who learns english, can understands me and I another people. I want to describe one of the many traditions of my country too. I´m from Russia and we celebrate in the spring the end of the winter. It is called "Maslenitsa" or "farewell to winter".:) and takes place at the end of March. People back a lot of pancakes and smear it with a lot of butter. As in this time the temperature is still low and in the evening in the dark people go to make a big bonfire. Many wear a traditional clothes and make women´s scarecrows and then they burned these scarecrows at the fire. Of course it sounds folk music and participants dance in the big round. It´s very funny and everybody has a possibility to see what people done in earlier years. And for children is is also very informatively. But in our modern time it takes place only in a village and not in town or the big city. But one part of this tradition is always observed also in big cities - to back pancakes :))
It´s good to read your story which has so many details. I presume that you are here because you want to practise your English. So do I, so if you want we can be in touch!
Hi everyone, I'm from india. india has many festivel one of them is called lohri. it's a very famous festival in province punjab. its celebrated by sikhs on 13 January
Here in Mexico we have many tradition, one of them is "el día de muertos" It celebretes on November 1 and 2. In this time, the people believe that their deads (family) return to home. So The people make their favorite food and drinks and it is places in a table, it calls "ofrenda" (offering)
Today I like to write about the people in my country who tried to revolt against their dictator A people had revolted. Unfortunately, most of the countries of the world let them down, and the result was that the dictator remained in power, a lot of bloodshed and a lot of displaced persons (refugees) all over the world. Every year they celebrate the anniversary of the announcement of this revolution. It is more than pretty dark and horrible.
Pretty nice to hear about different cultures around the world. I’m from Brazil and one tradition that I like best in my country is called “Festa Junina” that translated into English would be something like June Party. Basically, it's a kind of redneck party to celebrate the life of São João, who is considered by some people as a holy man. The best thing at this party are the typical foods, and the majority of these foods are made with corn, each one with their particular flavor, and I love it. Besides, there are some games during this party, such as wedding simulation, live music, and typical dances. Although the origin of this party has been from the northeast of the country, it’s celebrated in all states of Brazil, and it is something that I love in my country. We are people with a lot of cultural diversity, but at the same time, we are able to share each regional culture among other states.
I'm so impressed by all the traditions around the world, thanks for sharing. I'm from Spain but I now live in the UK. There are many different traditions in my country depending on the region you are in. I'm from a small village in Cordoba which is an Andalusian's city. On the 3rd of May we celebrated "las cruces de Mayo" which is basically a religious celebration. Every neighbourhood on the village and also in Cordoba are in charge of building a cross made by carnations most of them red. I'm not a religious person but I enjoyed that celebration in particular. I remember when I was a kid, everyone in my area was working together building a cross made by flowers, can you imagine that? It was great to see everyone working together. People with different ideals and backgrounds collaborating in the same project. I think this is something that, unfortunately, we don't picture so often in a neighbourhood.
hello, it's cool to know about every traditions in many countries. here im tell you a tradition in Indonesia. in one a year, every women in indonesia will celebrate Kartini day to commerate the birthday of Kartini. Then, who's Kartini? Kartini is a royal woman who is being a role model for feminism in Indonesia. They usually wear traditional dress from various province in Indonesia.
Hello, everyone. It's really nice reading about different tradition around the world. I'm living in Belgium. To be honest with you I don't have any traditions to share even if we have plenty of them here. But it was a pleisure to read about yours.
Hi everyone, it's cool that on all the world people have their traditions and days which celebrate. I from Poland, we have a lot of holidays but certainly no more than in other countries. It's hard to choose which holiday is the best. Every day is different and that's beautiful. During every holiday we can spend time with our families what's important for me. Otherwise I think in that time people are nicer and able to help. Kisses, A.
Hi everyone, I am from Lithuania. Nice to read yours traditions' stories. I have found very interesting stories, which I never heard before. So in Lithuania we have a spring festival we call that festival "Užgavinės" in English language are known like "the time before Lent". We celebrate this festival seven weeks before Easter. Main ritual is the battle between Winter's shaman(Lašinins eng. "FAT") and Spring's shaman (Kanapinis eng. "Cannabis"). Spring's shaman always wins and after that we burn "FAT" shaman on bonfire. To this event people likes to take homemade pancakes and biscuits during the festival they share food with other festival's guests. In summary, this festival simbolize the coming of spring and ending of winter.
Hi everyone, I hope you're doing well it's great to read all of your traditions. I'm from Lima, Perú and in my country we have a lot of traditions but the one I like the most is the festival of "the señor de los milagros" is one of the most important religious phenomena of popular catholicism in Perú. The legend says that the painter one day was trying to climb out to erase the image of "the señor de los milagros" but everything started to shake so inmediately had to climb down and this happened with other people who tried to do the same. That's why the people built an altar to celebrate this saint. In summary, on October hundred of people dress all purple and walk into a procession with an altar of "the señor de los milagros" and is a big celebration for the catholic community in my country. It's incredible when God joins people for a good reason.
Hi everyone My best regards for you, I would like to share one of the most popular traditions in Mexico, the day of the death. The story of this tradition begins with the idea of the death by our ancestors, but first I have to mention that I don't know the story well, so I may be mistaken in some parts. Back to the story, our ancestors believed that death was something kind of "beautiful", like the next life, and that an specific day in the year all the deaths had the chance to visit their loved ones, this day was stablished to be on November 2nd. Some people say that the "gates" of the underworld were opened even a day before, that is November 1st, and this was specially for kids and people that hadn't had family. But from my knowledge I didn't know about it.
I am from Uzbekistan and I have been living for fifteen years in Germany. We have a wonderful home tradition in March. We'll celebrate on 21 March Navruz day. The best thing about Navruz is the meal sumalak, that is a delicious sweetness! and history behind it is amazing. Basically, the tribes of Zardusht was tried to prepare the great meal in spring and brought a big pot filled with white ground wheat, water, and flour. They nearly prepared all ingredients too- they hung the pot above the fire but they were asleep and it was boiled until the morning by seven angels. Early morning the people of tribes had been seen a wonderful sweet meal.
This country, Colombia has a lot of religious traditions, I don’t remember one that isn’t. Nowaday I don't have one special tradition, but when I was kid my favorite tradition was christmas presents, foods and share time with the family was great nowaday it is not the same, also its true that every year in colombia on december 31st we build a doll fill of fireworks that represent all that bad things that happened in the last year and we want to left behind at the end of this year people are gonna explode a huge doll.
Great to read about particular festivals in the UK. I have never read about that celebration. I am from Colombia but I have lived in Switzerland for the last 5 years. Indeed, I will write about one tradition on 31 December in Colombia. We also build every year a ”guy” and fill with fireworks. The ”guy” that is mainly one political figure or someone who during the current year did bad their job, will put on fire in the middle of the night and the people drink and dance around him. The fact is that is building year by year thousands of those kinds of dolls to say bye to the bad things that have happened. Seems that all over the world the society has near festivals.
Hi, everyone, it is nice to read your stories. I'm here to summarise about a tradition that we have in Brazil, it is called Festa Junina (June Party). As you may imagine, it happens in june, winter season in Brazil. This is a traditional celebration that we have in Brazil. The parties happens on the streets, for all the citizens of the city, or people can make parties in private areas, like in their house or places with bigger space. We have traditional foods, like cakes made out of corn, pop corns, sugar apple, "soup" made out of beans, manioc, and other types of food that we only have in Brazil, such as canjica. We wear traditional costumes at the celebrations. These costumes represents people from rural areas, where the celebration was created. Every region in Brazil has its own way to celebrate the Festa Junina, but it's the same tradition. We didn't celebrate it this year, 2020, due to coronavirus and the quarentine. I'm excited to celebrate it next year.
Hi everyone!.. it´s great to read all the important and special traditions around the world. I´m from Mexico. One of the most important traditions here is on November 1th and 2th, are the days we celebrate "All Saints Day" and "Day of the Dead". Are the days we remember our ancestors or familiar dead and we commemorate and build offerings to them with food, photos, traditional flowers, alcohol, etc. The Disney movie "Coco" it´s based on this tradition, is beautiful... i really recommend to watch it! Thanks for reading! ;)
Hi everyone ! It is very interesting and informative to read about the traditions from different parts of the world. I am originally from Myanmar but I have been living in Singapore for 5 years. We have a lot of traditions and festivals in Myanmar. Among them the tradition I like the most is the Thadinkyoot Festival (I do not how to put it in English so I spell it how it sound in Myanmar). It is celebrated in October every year. Our Lord of Buddha paid a visit to his mother to to deliver his teaching to her as an expression of his gratitude. The festival commemorate it. Every house light up candles and kids play with firework. People visit their relatives and teachers and Pay homage to teachers and elderly. The best thing I like about is that we receive pocket money from our parents and relatives. Now I am a grown up and it is my turn to give pocket money to my nieces :). Please feel free to correct my mistakes if any. Thanks
so cool to read about the buddhism , I think it's an interesting religion and I'm looking fordward to learn more, thanks for sharing one of your traditions.
Hi everyone, It's cool to read about everyone's home tradition! I'm from Spain but I've been living abroad for 10 years and the thing I missed the most was the Night of the Three Kings. The best thing about the Night of Three Kings is the magic. The night before January sixth, all the family members put their shoes near a window or door and go to sleep. Next morning, everyone has one or more presents there. This happens every year in January and my favourite thing is that this is not only for kids because the Three Magicians come to each house in Spain.
I would like to summarize an important day in our tradition in Mozambique , that we called Gwaza Muthini it's means Marracuene battle's in 3th on February and coincide in Heroes day .Every year in this day the Distrit of Marracuene receive many peoples of differents party of Mozambique and other country, that cames to see the exit of Rhinoceros in the river during the celebration , where we make a tradition ceremony , drinking a traditional beer called canhu while waiting for the Rhinoceros exit for bless the ceremony and kill them for meals.
Hi, I would like to say one small story from our tradition, every 7th July it is Chinese Valentine's day. This special day comes from an original love story. Basically there are 7 beautiful princesses living in the palace above the sky, one day the little princess furtively came to the earth for some fun, on her way she met a charming boy who was herding his cow, they fell in love when they looked into the eyes of each other. When the queen knew what her daughter fell in love with a normal people on the earth, she dispatched the soldier to take the princess away from the cowboy. From then onwards the princess had to cry for her love everyday, and finally she was permitted to meet the cowboy once a year on the 7th July. That is how this special come, and now it is defined as Valentine's Day for the lover, hope all the lovers in the world will be well and happy.
Good morning to all the students. It was nice to read some other traditions around the world, and it's good to see people participating in the forum so congrats for your effort! I'm from Barcelona, Spain but I am living in Madrid, another city around 600km of distance since 2001 year, and one of the miss the most is the Saint John's eve celebration on 23th Juny. We celebrate the summer solstice specially in the cities of the north and east-coast. People make bonfires and throw firecrackers all night long, usually with your family so it is quite fun to see it and participate. During the night, we ate a kind of cake called "Coca de San Juan", typically from Catalonia. I remember many nights with friends and family having a good time, so if you have the opportunity to go there, you will have a really nice experience. Thanks for reading! Kind regards, Juan Carlos