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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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Nathan JOSSE replied on 30 October, 2020 - 17:32 France Hi everyone, I send you this message to talk about the regularity of the media in the world. In fact many media this develloped that can have advantages but also disadvantages like a fake news. Eventually we can create a channel a channel for each theme (sport,politics...) to find out what they want to learn.
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
The tradition I mostly like and miss is the family gathering on the first day of Eid Al Fitr. When I was young, we used to wake up at 06.00 Am on the first day of the Eid and went to pray at the mosque. Then we got back to the home, drank a cup of coffee, wore our new clothes, and went to our grandparent’s house. The whole members of our family were meeting there and exchanging talks and laughs. After that, we started visiting every single family we know in the village from sunrise until sunset. The kids were playing together or went to parks whereas the parents were eating and having a conversation. Unfortunately, we lost our village, most of our relatives and our houses because of the war at Syria, so we are no longer doing that. Instead, we are spending the Eid these days watching movies and cooking. It is really sad and lonely.
So excited to know about all traditions in different countries. I'm from Peru and one of the most important things about our culture is the gastronomy. In Holly week, christians must not eat beef meal and they replaced it with chicken or fish meal. In the north of Peru (where I'm from) used to eat "Malarrabia", that it's a traditional food and contains fish, rice and mashed banana. So delicious! Basically, it name comes from a legend: when a men comes to him house after work, talk rudly to his wife to his wife asking for food! So she has to cook quickly with whatever she has at the kitchen. In spanish the name was created compounding words with the form that wife cooks = "bad + rage".
Hi, everyone! Really happy to know a little bit more about other cultures around the world without travelling yet. Here in Peru there are many celebrations and traditions that are well known internationally, but I want to explain about one in particular in my country Piura: Maria Auxiliadora's day. Here there is a school named Salesiano Don Bosco that every year at june 24th celebrates the day of the Maria Auxiliadora. All the students prepares many artistics acts to entertain the assitants like a mini concerts, poems, songs singed by the students and their families or dancing "tondero" or "marinera" (tradicional dances from Piura). All the citizens go to this School every night for a week to pray and at the central day they can see the acts prepared. In this pandemic context the artistics acts were presented by students, ex students and families in the Facebook fan page of the school and the procession of the virgin was made but without assistants in the streets. We have others traditions in Piura and hope soon you can enjoy it too if you visit us.
Hello, I really like to read about other culture's home tradition. I am from Turkey and in my country, people make a dessert that include in it many things like dried fruits, almond, wheat, etc. It is called "Aşure" and it is symbol of a religious event. Also this dessert has a connective and sharing meaning. People are making that and sharing it in their neighborhood. The main aim behind is actually sharing it with others and i like it:))
Hi, everyone It's so nice to see everyone is writing about their culture and it encourage me to write as well. I'm from Myanmar, a small Southeast Asian country, located between China and India. We have so many ethnic groups with their own different cultures. My favorite one is the water festival, we called it Thingyan, the date was calculated by Burmese calendar, usually it occurs in the middle of April, we celebrate it from 4 to 5 days. I don't know the history behind it that much, but I heard it is a heritage from India, We celebrate by water-throwing to each other, it was so fun. People usually water-throwing to the person that they like first, Children go around the city and shot at each other by a water gun, when we tired we can go to nearest houses or stage that serve foods, enjoy Thingyan snacks, and in my hometown we go to the river at the evening for swimming. We didn't celebrate this year as coronavirus spread but hopefully, we can celebrate it next year. Thanks Please feel free to correct my granma, usage, or bad writing.
Hi, as you have suggested in your post, I'll make a few comments on your writing : - throwing water at each other - People usually throw water - shoot at each other with a water gun - when we're tired - to the nearest houses Hope this helps
Hi everyone, I really enjoyed reading about your traditions and it's nice to learn something new about another countries. I'm from Bolivia, here we have many traditions, some of them have been told by our forebears in an oral way and since we are on August, I will tell you about the tradition called "mesa". This month is for us earth month, the objetive is to thanks and ask whatever you need to "Pachamama" as our culture used to called the earth. So, the idea is to buy a pack with some candies that have different forms (house, animals, heart, money, etc) and sometimes you can buy a llama fetus dissect, it sound cruel but it i important to know that all the fetus that are used in this purpose have died by natural ways, there is the idea that if a fetus dies it means that earth wants it back. After, you build a bonfire and burn all of this, thinking in everything you want to say to Pachamama and my grandfather used to say that you should wait there until everything have been fired.
Hello everyone! I'd like to talk about our most important tradition. In Mongolia, Naadam is our traditional festival on the 11th of July. It takes 3 days and we called it " Eriin gurvan naadam ".Naadam has three parts of which are wrestling, horse racing, and archery. Beginning of the festival we watch the performance that's about history. President's opening speech and this festival's special food is 'huushuur'. It's similar to a dumpling or Russian cuisines. We really proud of Naadam and it's our most important festival. Even Covid-19 spreads all around the world, however we celebrated this year. I'm really happy to share something. It's we haven't any death case of Covid-19. Thank you
In our city "Kyoto", there is one of the three major festivals in Japan called "Gion Matsuri". That festival has been held to celebrate the growth of the city for more than 1000 years. And this is the long-run event that continues for a month. Like this, as the event has a long history and a long exhibition period, a lot of tourists, approximately two million, come to this event every year. Due to the COVID-19, there wasn't held this year though, I recommend all of you to come if you are interested in that event. I hope the pandemic will weaken soon.
In my country there are many traditions connected to the people's devotion for some popular saints; these traditions derive from the pagan rites often, which the Catholic church has Christianized. But there are other traditions too, that commemorate historical events, enriched with imaginary details, passed down from a generation to the other.
Hello, great to see all this diversities and get knowledge of world traditions. I’m from United Arab Emirates living in Dubai the city of life, one of my favorite traditions is ( Hares ) a special food made with water, rice, salt and meet, Hares is popular food in my country, must have it in each celebration or gathering.
Good evening! I´m greatly happy to read about your traditional celebrations, I´m from Chile and here we celebrate the first join of goberment on september 18th, but usually it can take three o five days to finish. Our traditional dance is called "Cueca" that is refered to a flirt between cock and hen, The dancers are "Huasos and Chinas" whom wear a traditional custome and dress, moving in their hands a white napking. Chileans drink a lot of "Chicha" (fermented apple juice), eat barbeque, "empanadas" (filled dough with meat), and "alfajores" (like a cookie filled with caramilized condensed milk). There are also many different games for adults and children. That Chile is really long, the traditions can changed a little bit, it´s not the same to live in the north than in the south, traditions can be influenced by natives and the weather too. We have many different beautiful landscapes, dances, meals, drinks throught the country!
Reading a lot of your posts is a lot of fun. You can learn about traditions and cultures you do not know. I am Japanese, especially Japanese traditional culture is recommended. There are many traditional cultures in Japan such as Kabuki, tea ceremony, and kendo. Recently, I have been interested in young people and many foreigners by co-starring Japanese traditional culture Kabuki and subculture anime. Many traditional Japanese cultures place great importance on polite manners. In addition, Japan is proud of the culture that expresses our emotions with a few words in tanka and haiku. Traditional buildings are also recommended in Japan. There are many traditional shrines and temples in Japan. They are more than the number of convenience stores. Especially recommended is Kyoto. Kyoto has famous shrines and temples that many people, including foreigners, know. Among them, I especially recommend Ryoanji Temple. The rock garden here is very attractive and there is a mystery that you cannot see 15 stones at the same time. In Japan, the four seasons are clearly separated, so it's very nice to see shrines and temples with cherry blossoms and plum blossoms in spring, autumn leaves in autumn, and snow in winter.
I like our tradition to celebrate New Year the best. I like it when our streets full of decorations, every shop, bank, or pharmacy decorate their show windows with paper snowflakes, conifer trees, and fairy lights. It's a bit dark these days in our country - short days and long nights - and all these lights and garnishes look awesome. And the mood! Everyone feels happy in the New Year. Well, obviously not everyone, but even those, who feel sad, try to cheer themselves. And dreams! I know it's silly but during the New Year's holidays, you have this feeling that something good may happen in the next year. Yes, you get older and it's become harder to believe in magic but in the New Year eve, you make a wish and hope your dreams will make come true somehow.
Hi to everyone. I would like to tell you about my best traditional culture of my country and I'm sure it is interesting to all of you. I am from Iran with oldest history and civilization in the world. but it have been 5 years I live in Hong Gong. my very beautiful tradition is called "Sizdah Bedar" or nature of day. it takes in 13 days later after new year on April of each year. Iranian believe that number of 13 is ominous. so for throw it away they shouldn't stay at home and go out to nature with family and friend. during this day, people gather together to celebrate, dance, sing, make delicious food and so on. also in the whole day, they have best wishes and happiness for each others. in addition to girl and boy who want to marry, tied the greens and wishes to start family in the new year.
Hi guys! I read some of your traditions and I really enjoyed every single one. So, today I decided to tell you one of my family's traditions. I live in Salvador, Brasil, and in every New Year's Eve my family and I go to the beach in order to pray for a better year and to "jump seven waves". This tradition of "Jumping seven waves" is a huge thing here in Brazil. I believe that many brazilians - that live near the coast - also do that in this time of the year. I don't know exactly why do we do that, however, this is an important part of this tradition, because in every single wave that we jump, we make a wish for the new year that comes be great, peaceful and fun. That is it guys! Hope you liked my tradition.