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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 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

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