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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 lericardolima on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 01:22

Hello! It's wonderful to see how people of different cultures gather together to celebrate. Here in Brazil, the most famous celebration is of course the Carnival, specially in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Recife. But Brazil is as big as its variety of traditions. Beyond Carnival, we also have Parintins in the Amazon, Oktoberfest in the South, Barretos in Southeast and the one I wanna talk about: the June Festivals. Also known as São João, these celebrations are as important as Carnival in the Northeast of Brazil. It happens, obviously, in June, and celebrates some Saints of the Catholic Church. It has a lot of typical dances, food (most of them made with corn), clothing and activities, such as lighting bondfires, launch baloons and fireworks.

Submitted by angmoreno04 on Fri, 17/07/2020 - 23:29

Hi to everyone!, I was reading about a lot of interesting traditions around the world. I'm from Colombia, in this country we have a lot of traditions and festivals, one of the most knowed is San Pedro Festival, diferents cities celebrate it. the goverment allocates a budget to this tradition, so during 3 days there are parades across the main avenues with dancers which performance the tipical dance of the city, they wear tipical costumes, also there is a parade with the most beautiful women in the region and at the end of the San Pedro festival juries choose the year's queen. Usually peopel originaly from the city and some tourist dacing and drink alcohol while they appreciate the parade. Also is traditional to taste the tipical meals like Lechona (pork with chickpeas) and Tamal (yellow rice with chicken and pork wrapped in banana leaf), I know that it sounds stranges for foreigners but trust me! it's delicious. In summary it's a great event to have fun with friend and family and appreciate traditions like the tipical dances.

Submitted by sorsi on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 14:50

Hi! Really interesting traditions here guys! I am from Argentina, and in my country, we celebrate the 25th of May because its the day of the revolution, when we become independent from Spain, in 1810. It is a very important day for us, and there are celebrations in all the cities of the country. People eat "locro" and "empanadas", all traditionals foods. There are shows in the street and at nignt there are fireworks at the "cabildo" the place where the revolution started. It is a very important date and we love to celebrate.

Submitted by Ruma Ghosh on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 15:24

It's very interesting to know about the culture and traditions of other parts of the world. My county India is famous across the world due to its rich culture and traditions which has become our identity also. Throughout the year we celebrate many festivals following different traditions. Each of which is carrying forward a message to the next generation. Holi is one of them. Also known as the festivals of colours, Holi is celebrated in the month of March. This ancient tradition marks the end of winter and herald of spring. It also honours the triumph of good over evil. A day before the festival is the evening of bonfires. People light bonfires of dead leaves ,twigs and wooden sticks ,dance and sings around to commemorate the saving of Prahlad(a mythical character)and burning of his wicked aunt. Next day people throw colours on each others ,visits each others place, make delicious dishes of which 'gujiya' is very famous. This is a day where people forget about their enemities and embrace each other with love and friendship.

Submitted by Nala on Sun, 12/07/2020 - 11:05

So cool to read about everyone’s home tradition. they like the most. I’m from Ethiopia. I will tell you about special tradition we have as Oromo people in Ethiopia. It’s called Irreechaa. Basically Irreechaa is thanksgiving holiday of Oromo people in Ethiopia. We celebrate Irreechaa to thanks god the blessings and mercies the received throughout the previous year.The Irreechaa festival is celebrated every year at the beginning of spring, new season after the dark and rainy winter season. The thanksgiving is celebrated at sacred lakes across Oromia. Last year in 2019, the festival was celebrated into the nation’s capital Addis Ababa for the first time.

Submitted by Abdulla Masood on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 18:44

It's clear from the history, that past was cruel as well as magical

Submitted by KARIANA MENIN on Thu, 09/07/2020 - 19:24

Hello guys. Nice to know more about others cultures and traditions. I´m from Brazil, and for me, the most important and traditional event is June Party. In this celebration there´s a lot of dances, food and bonfire, there´s a traditional drink, called "quentão" (hotwine). Here in Brazil, there´s a lot of celebrations, like Carnival, and others religious events.

Submitted by Usaamaadam2 on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 15:27

It's very nice tradition that refers to the history of your country , i feel excitement to read such like this .. thank you

Submitted by mrbruno on Thu, 02/07/2020 - 16:56

Hey everyone, Thanks for sharing your own countries tradition. I am Brazilian and I will be telling you about the biggest street party we have in Brazil which is called Carnaval (in Portuguese). The Carnaval takes place every year during the second week of February and depending on the city it might take up to 3 weeks to end. People from all over the word come to Brazil to enjoy the magical experience of the Carnaval parties on the streets, which is basically happy people dancing to live music played by famous musicians throughout the whole day/night. The Brazilians rhythms most successful and know at the Carnaval are: Samba, Axe, Pagode and Funk. The cool thing about this party is that singers and bands usually perform from the top of moving tracks (also know as electric trio) that are all prepared to have the band installations on it, so people that follows the trucks around the city get to enjoy the music at different areas and locations. Also the famous Samba School Parade is another Carnaval tradition in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro during February. Every year the schools of samba choose a random topic to present on the parade as they will tell a story through their music, costumes and performance for 1 hour. There are hundred of people in the different Samba School groups that prepare themselves for many months in a row to compete between themselves and hopefully gets to the first place. Meanwhile lots of people would be watching the parade from home on the tv or live on the Sapucai (purpose-built parade area) being amused by the allegories, fantastic vibe from the samba school car and of course dancing to samba rhythm.

Submitted by muhammad baig on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 17:56

Hello everyone It was nice reading about different traditions from various countries. I'm from Kuwait so we have two festivals in the year Eid al-Fitr after Ramadan and Eid al-Adha

Submitted by R.A.D on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 06:48

Awesome traditions you got there guys! I had fun reading all about them . I am Reem from Saudi Arabia and I will tell you about a special tradition we have there. It is a festival called Aljunadryia ! Basically, it is a festival to celebrate saudis’ traditions . It happens annually on April, and it consists of lots of festivals all around Saudi Arabia, the biggest one happens in Riyadh, the capital, though. Many people gather and display their old outfits, foods, dances, and even their various kits. There are many different things there. Saudi Arabia is a huge country thus you will see distinct customs from various places. One thing that I really like about Aljunadryia is the “Al -Ardhah”, a special dance used to be performed when facing enemies in wars. Men gather and hit the earth in splendid movements and roar a wonderful rhyme to encourage themselves and to scare the enemies!! It’s amazing the number of things you can do in a single place, It feels like traveling back in time and that’s just wonderful!

Submitted by Osvaldo Sandoval on Tue, 30/06/2020 - 00:43

It's good to know about the tradition of Bonfire night in uk. In a little town of the north of Chile there is a tradition in December 31th just with the old year is finishing and the new year is starting. During a whole December people organized by neighbord or some club, to build on the street a big character of the last film or cartoon and the city council give a reward to the Champion. In December 31th at midnight they burn to character. The idea is to burn all the bad thing of the old year.

Submitted by Belen jimbo on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 08:55

In Ecuador there are many traditions. I love the traditions of my country, because they are unique. I find the tradition you're talking about interesting. I would like to know a little more. If I lived in another country I would miss all these traditions.

Submitted by Glenda T on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 07:58

In my country, Ecuador, there are some celebrations, the most celebrations are related to the religious field. This holydays are: In Jnuary New Year, in february Holy week and Carniva, in march the Day of woman, in april is the fundation of my city, it's Cuenca. May is the monyh of the Virgin María and the mother's day, in june is the children day, in july I don´t know a festivity, maybe we rest this month, in agust, setember, october we have some festivitys dosen't very matter. In november is the independence of Cuenca, this celebration is very important and in december we celebrate the Christmas. Generally, these are the holydays that the country celebrate, but in family we celebrate the birthday or some thigs, in my country us love the partys.

Submitted by Naresh on Sat, 27/06/2020 - 11:21

So amazing to read about bonfire night, in india similar festival is celebrated every year. It's name is diwali. On festival night life-size model of ravan is burnt with fire. It's believed that ram came to his kingdom after fourteen years of exile and defeating ravan on that day. Happy to know this type of celebration is there in other places.

Submitted by Jas Mak on Wed, 24/06/2020 - 11:15

Hello everyone It was nice reading about different traditions from various countries. I live in India and we have a traditional festival in the name of Pongal. It's a festival about harvest.

Submitted by Min Htet Kaung Aung on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 15:59

Reading about different kinds of traditions from various parts of the world makes me pleased and broadens my horizon.Now I want to tell you about one of our festivals.My country is Myanmar, a country in southeast Asia.We have a lot of festivals throughout the year.Most of them are related with religion, Buddhism.Among them, I want to tell you about Thidinkyut Festival.It falls in October- month of Thidinkyut in Myanmar calendar.Long Long ago,at that time, Lord Buddha came back from Davatimsa, a celestial city, to the human world. During his returning journey, people donated oil-light to him.From that time onwards, buddhists celebrated this occation as a festival.Nowadays, people light up the wax-candles and oil in front of their houses and in the proximity of pagodas.We make various traditional snacks and share them to neighbours and donate to monastery.We pay homage to elder people and they, in return, pay back some snacks and money to us.It is a happy festival of our country.

Submitted by Ainash Gadekar on Mon, 22/06/2020 - 11:47

Hello everyone. I read about your traditions and it made me very excited to join you all in this discussion. My name is Avinash and I am from India and world knows India's favorite tradition is Diwali Festival. We buy new cloths, we make sweet dishes, follow some traditional processes. Diwali is a day actually on which lord Rama came back to his kingdom after 14 years. Every one on this day lights a lamp as a symbol of ending of darkness. We follow this tradition from that time. But as the time passes, the feelings behind the festival are same only ways have changed. Instead of traditional oil lamp, electric lights have taken place but for sure the joy, happiness, blessings, feelings, importance of this tradition has remained significant to everyone.

Submitted by Alaaseada on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 11:05

Reading the traditions of your countries is really interesting. I am from Egypt where people are so warm and friendly which make any tradition that include gathering very unique and remarkable. The tradition that I miss the most is Eid prayer. I can tell that Eid prayer in Egypt has a unique sensation that I have never experienced in other countries. The sound of prayer calls that starts before the sunrise and comes from all mosques, the numerous number of people who pray together and congratulate each other after the prayer as a one big family, the people who volunteer to buy toys, colorful balloons and sweets and hand them out to the children to make them feel the joy of Eid. All of these aspects make the Eid prayer a joyful tradition and occasion. For me, it is not only a religious celebration but also a social one that reminds us with the importance union and of spreading love and happiness.

Submitted by Hazard10 on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 09:30

it's so nice to learn all of your traditions, I learned many things As I read your comments I saw amazing things and different cultures

Submitted by Myo on Wed, 17/06/2020 - 07:46

So persuasive to read about traditions of other countries,and encourage me to express the customs of Myanmar,my native country.I am Myanmar (Burma) although I have been living in Malaysia for two years.The most renowed tradition in Myanmar is Thingyan festival.It's also known as water festival.It's celebrated in April or the month of Tagu (Myanmar calendar).Thingyan symbolises washing away the ills and sins of the previous year in preparation for the goodness for the new year. It's the one I miss the mostttttt.

Submitted by dwyer on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 12:23

So amazing to read about all the traditions. I live in India and we have many traditions. One of them is Diwali, it is also known as a festival of light. Lamps are lightened at all places on Diwali. Some people burn crackers too for celebration, although it is declared illegal. Diwali is celebrated in memory of returning of "Shri Ram", who is God of Hindus from his exile of 14 years. So it is a religious event too. All the India changes to pretty enlightened on this night.

Submitted by Idrisa on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 03:18

So cool to read about all your traditions, each country really has its own customs, wich has been transmitted from generation to generation. Guatemala, my country, also has a lot of traditions wich are celebrated troughout each year. The principals are the Holly Week, Independence's day, Revolution's day, The Saints' day, Chistmas and New Year's Day. For me, Christmas is the most beautiful day of the year because, it celebrates the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. However, the day of the revolution is also important, a date that remembers the ten years of true economic and political freedom in our country and how this spring was denied to our people for not agreeing with the United States. This is a little bit of our history. kind regards to all.

Submitted by SamerTJ on Thu, 11/06/2020 - 11:53

So cool to read about all of your traditions, you make me very excited to join you. I think Indians have the most interesting festivals worldwide. They have tens or maybe hundreds of festivals a year and some of them take more than a week. During festivals you can find everyone, even elders, celebrating, they decorate their houses and streets to make everything ready for the real huge party. I think I don't have to mention dancing parties because all of you already know how much Indians are obsessed with dance and music.

Submitted by tchok on Wed, 10/06/2020 - 16:37

Hello everyone. In my country, Côte d'Ivoire we used to use explosives at the end of each year especially on Christmas and on the thirty-first of December to celebrate the coming new year. It was a bad tradition and our authorities have forbidden it.

Submitted by Gabriel Rezende on Mon, 08/06/2020 - 14:35

Hello everyone, i'm from Brazil, and i'm going to talk about my favorite tradition from my country. The June parties or " Festas juninas" (if you are a brazilian) are parties, as the name says that happens in June, the thing i like the most about those parties are the food.

Submitted by nmenag on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 18:22

Hello everyone My name is Nicolas and I'm from Colombia, I'm going to talk about the Colombia culture. we are happy, friendly, kind people. for the food there are many dishes, the typical food can be the Bandeja paisa is made for rice, sausages, ground meat, cooking banana, pork rind. it is popular the Arepa, Arepa is similar to pancakes is made for flour and bit of salt. in Colombia is very popular the coffee. Colombia has a big produce of Coffee and flowers. In Colombia every year celebrate a festival a fair called Feria de las flores in the Medellin city. where exist a exhibition with differents flowers kind and silleteros parade(flower parade) our dependence day is july 20th, that day is holiday, Colombia is the country with more holidays at year.

Submitted by Havan saberi on Thu, 04/06/2020 - 00:46

Thank you guys for shearing your most missed traditions in your countries. I would like to talk to you about my favorite tradition since I am in my home ( I’m from Iraq) and not aboard. My favorite one is the spring celebration and the story behind it is that people in the past were relaying on agriculture to secure their lives. So they welcome the spring season after the drought and cold season which is the winter.
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Submitted by Ayelén on Sun, 31/05/2020 - 19:23

Hello everyone! I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Three years ago I had the opportunity to be on the Patron's Saint Festival of San Juan in Cachi, a little town placed in the Northwest province of Salta. The festivities have a complete week duration and finished with the traditional bonfire of cardon's wood in the Main Square, performed along wit the played of National Folklore Music throughout the night.

Submitted by grando99521 on Sun, 31/05/2020 - 11:00

Hello everyone. I am Daniel from Hong Kong. I would like to share some traditions of my hometown after reading many amusing traditions of yours. The festival I love the most is the Chinese New Year, we will gather all of the family and relatives together, those who cannot come would also send their regards, then we will have a big and nice banquet. I used to play some little fireworks with my cousins when I was younger, however, it was prohibited by the government later. We can no longer light up anything even in the countryside. For the adults, it is a good chance for some of them to drink until they passed out, while others will be playing majiang or just chatting. Here comes the most existing part! The red packets which contain money !! This is what we been waiting for the whole night. Everyone who is not married will receive red packets from each elder and their blessings. Chinese New Year which is of paramount importance to Chinese, and we would not miss every single one of it.
Hello amazing your post, Asia/oriental is very different culture to occidental world, it is very rich. happy day.

Submitted by civass99 on Fri, 29/05/2020 - 20:48

Hello,I am from Serbia and we have a lots of tradition manifestations per year,but my favorite is theophany in 6. January..In that day we are waking up before sunrise and go in local curch to listen liturgy by priest for about one hour,after that the youngest children take curch icons and in front of all other people go for walk around the curch for three times,during that time priest are reading prayer for Jesus.After that are coming the best think about this tradition that i like the most,young and strong mens who are not afraid of coldness are swimming in icy river to catch icy cross.In that way we are celebrating baptism of Jesus Christ.
Hello Serbia is one countries that I would like to know, it knows something of history, the Yugoslavia history , I love it the movies of Emir Kusturica, Emir kusturica is film maker from Serbia if you don't know who is he. Emir has a village where record his movies. have nice day.

Submitted by wido on Fri, 29/05/2020 - 00:47

Its nice t hear about other countries' traditions, here I would like to talk about some Sudanese traditions. We are Muslim and when Ramadan comes we make some juices called (helomor). The women start made it by cultivating some type of corn for a week. After that, they crush the seeds and made flour. then take the flour and made a paste and add many different spices to it. finally, they put it in fire using something like a pan. When they finish they take on pice put its glass of water add sugar and ice , it will a very nice drink you ever tasted..

Submitted by seito kaito on Wed, 27/05/2020 - 08:24

Hello everyone. I'm kaito. I'm 20 years old. I will talk about Japanese tradition. There are a lot of tradition and custom around the globe. Today, I would like to introduce two Japanese tradition. The first is a kimono. Kimono is a Japanese traditional culture that is proud of the world that has been received and nurtured over a long history. Originally, kimono was handed down from China during the Nara period, and kimono has undergone various changes in japan over time. Currently, a lot of people wear kimono at various events such as summer festival, shichi-go-san festival, coming of age ceremony and New Year’s Day, so kimono is a wonderful Japanese tradition. The second is rakugo. Rakugo is a type of traditional storytelling that was established in japan during the Edo period and has been handed down to the present day. Unlike other performing acts such as Noh and Kabuki, there is reliance on costumes, tools, and music, so you can play many roles by yourself, and use narrative and hand gestures to carry on the story. In addition, it is a unique performing art that expresses everything using a fan and hand towel. I have often seen rakugo on TV, but I have never seen it live performance, so I would like to go to see rakugo.

Submitted by Yamamoto Yucca on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 04:07

I think Japanese food culture is nice tradition from my country. Japanese food has many unique features. I will introduce Japanese food culture. Traditional Japanese basic food made up of rice, soup, main dish, and two side dishes. It called one soup and three side dishes, and in Japanese it called itizyusansai. In most case soup is miso soup and main dish is protein such as fish, meat, egg and so on. Two side dishes made up of vegetable or seaweed. They most of time boiled or vinegared food. Japanese food is healthy and refreshing. Sushi is also typical Japanese food. I think Sushi is interesting food. Looks unique and taste good. I think it does not exist kind of food in other country. I like food that eat in New Year’s Day. In New Year’s Day, many Japanese eat special food called osechi and ozouni and also eat rice cake. Osechi is packed in box called jubako. It has many various foods with auspicious meaning. Ozouni is soup made with vegetable and rice cake, but it has various different depends on area. Japanese food is very interesting and delicious. You should try to eat Japanese food if you come to Japan.
Hello everybody here, So thank you so much Mr Yamamoto, I am happy to hear a japanese tradition because I like Japan I want visit it, so it is very interesting for me to know more about this country. I will share with you moroccan tradition too.

Submitted by Astha on Mon, 25/05/2020 - 17:21

I'm always intrigued to know about the traditions of different countries. The tradition that I love the most in my country is playing with colours on the occasion of "Holi." Holi is the festival celebrated across INDIA and there's a folklore associated with it. People really have a great time playing with vibrant colours. One can see the whole country painted with the hues of vibrant colours. It is said that Hindu God "Krishna" used to play holi with his beloved "Radha." And so it is also known as the festival of love and vigour.

Submitted by MayaMousa. on Sun, 24/05/2020 - 20:04

Hello, everyone. It's very interesting to read about your home traditions, and I will be happy to share my home country tradition with you. I am from Homs in Syria. In every July from each year we celebrate a traditional festival called 'Castle and Valley Festival'. This festival is a cultural , entertaining and touring. People enjoying concerts , art display and tours to Al_Hosen castle. After you read this post, you will be very welcomed to visit my country and join us in this festival.

Submitted by Galmet5834 on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 16:39

Hello, everyone. I am from Ethiopia and I would like to write about a well known traditional ceremony called 'Gobana Mudde.' It is celebrated in the month of January every year when full circle crescent is seen. I remember when I was a child we celebrated it by used to eat bread and drink coffee in our compound. We were playing with our parents until midnight. It is celebrated only once in a year and I enjoyed playing.

Submitted by Miyu on Wed, 20/05/2020 - 10:12

I come from Japan. I like Oshogatsu best . I have known other countries hold events when a new year started, but I think my country's way to celebrate has particular differences. First, on previous day when a new year comes, many people watch an concert on TV. This tradition have been continued by one broadcast. It is made considering of all generation preference, so I enjoy watching it with my family every year. On the other hand, in New Year season, we eat Seven herbs porridge. The purpose to eat it is to recover our health from tired stomach due to eating too much. We can buy products to make it easily at near supermarkets in current times. I like this as much as meat because its calorie is very low and I have a feeling that I lose weight.

Submitted by Nanako Suzuki on Wed, 20/05/2020 - 06:24

Hello, everyone. It is very interesting and amazing to read about everyone's home tradition. I'm from Japan and I would introduce my country's tradition now. Japanese eat "Osechi". Osechi are traditional foods which are eaten by a lot of Japanese in New Year's Day. It includes many kinds of Japanese traditional foods, and they are packed together in "Jubako", which is a special box that resembles bento boxes. All foods in Osechi have each meaning. "Kuromame" is sweet black soybeans. Eating Kuromame means that you can get stay healthy and strong. "Kazunoko" is herring roe. Kazunoko is a lot of roe, so it means that "descendants prosperity". "Kamaboko" is a fish paste. This "Kamaboko" is half-moon shaped and represents sunrise. "Ko-Haku Kamaboko" has two- colors, red and white. Red means "joy" and White means "holly". "Datemaki" is sweet rolled omelet. It's really fashionable and looks similar to kamaboko. Datemaki has a meaning of "knowledge" so you can supposedly get a lot of knowledge about something if you eat Datemaki on New Year's Day. "Kurikinton" is candied chestnut with sweet potetoes. It has a gold color, so it has a meaning of " bringing good luck".

Submitted by shotime1996 on Mon, 11/05/2020 - 13:22

It's really good to hear many traditions and customs around the globe. Also, it's delightful to share one of my country's traditions. I'm from Japan and here we have tradition which celebrates children on May 5th. On that day, people give them gifts or money, put miniature armor of samurai in the house and big carp-like banners outside.

Submitted by Sbosrok on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 17:06

Sometimes I think “Peru it's a beautiful but strange country” because they have a lot of curious tradition. I remembered when go to the mountains and see, for first time, the Yunsa celebration. Basically, people dance around a tree (with a lot of gift) and try to cut it down. It's funny because a lot of people saw really excited about that. The best thing about Yunsa is the food and music, people eat and dance a lot all the night and, for me, this is excited. Sometimes, the pay a tribute to his god “Pachama”, she is the god of fertility and the harvest. One person throw beer to the floor and say a pray, when this man finish that, the party start and continue all night, in some cities, this parties during a week! So, it's a good form to remember how the mother earth help humans with food and a place to live, I think it's mystical.

Submitted by senes19 on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 12:40

Hello everyone. It is nice to hear other countries traditional events and what they do in this times. This forum makes us a wide of different peoples accustomed learn. I want to share my countries traditionals. I am coming from Turkey. I would like to explain our newly ceremony on 23.April. In this time we celebrate as a children's eid. I mean children is thought such as a adult. For a day, the children manage to the public offices. They decide to what they should make or not. Also we donate almost all schools, streets with flag and ornament. Children show many different exhibition, theatre etc. Also it involves giving them a gift, pocket money. Finally I celebrate every traditionals and special days of other people.

Submitted by Htet Min Khant… on Fri, 08/05/2020 - 07:32

Glad hearing that your countries' traditions,culture and historical events.These make me so amazing and I wish I can enjoy your festivals one day.You will warmly welcome me to enjoy your home traditions,aren't you? I'm from "Myanmar".I also have my country's festivals to introduce you that can cause your mind delightful.The majority of Myanmar people believe in Buddha and so there are a lot of festivals about religion.Among them,Thadingyut,as known as Lighting Festival,is the most second prominent between Myanmar people.It is celebrating to honor the gratitude of the motherhood.It is the festival that people welcome back Budda's descend from heaven to world after he preached Abhidhamma to his mother Maya who was reborn as a male in the heaven.This festival holds at the full moon day of Thadingyut,the seven month of Myanmar calendar. During this festival,Buddhists usually go to the monasteries and offer some food to monks.Some Buddhists fast on the full moon day of Thadingyut.Moreover,there are a lot of food stalls that sell a variety of Myanmar traditional food and shops,that sell toys,kitchen utensils,and other useful stuff on most of the streets.Young people pay respect (we say 'gataw' in Burmese Language)to the older to forgive their wrongdoings throughout the year.Giving big notes as pocket money to the younger is one of the signs of Thadingyut festival.After you've read this,I'm sure that you want to enjoy this festival.I'm waiting your receiving with a big smile from Myanmar.Welcome from "Myanmar"(Myanmar pyi ma jyo so par tal),let enjoy this festival together.

Submitted by Sharif Tayyebi on Thu, 07/05/2020 - 22:09

I prefer to write about a nice celebration which is common between nearly 9 countries of the world. We celebrate Nowrooz on 1st, Farwardin each year. People wear new clothes and meet their friends and families. In Kabul, people usually collect together in an special place which named Sakhi. The celebration has many tips which are as follows: Fist of all, a person reads the holy Quran for some minutes. Then usually a religious leader talks about situation of people life and hope all the best for all. Next, a person reads an announcement of presidential palace which explains the opinion of the President. After this formal part, some people start the main part of celebration. In this part, some exact people elevate the Jahinda that is a long wood. Jahinda must stand in exact place and only by one movement. In this progress, all people are cheering and shouting. Finally, people traditionally refer and anallyse the whole situation of new year by how moves the Jahinda. If it moves quickly, people conclude that the year will be very well and the Nation will live in peace and quiet. On the other hand, if it doesn't move quickly and easily, they often infer that next year won't be very well. It is obvious that things change by time. Now, the young generation don't believe on this kind of analysing, but the traditional of celebration is alive and it also expands and improves year by year. This year, we couldn't celebrate it because of COVID_19. I hope to celebrate it next year.

Submitted by marcopp on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 01:28

Hi everyone, it's amazed reading all traditions that you have and how can we be relationated in this forum. In my country ( Perú ) we have lots of traditions, one of them is "Mr. of miracles" which is developed on october, this month people usually eat "turron" which is a kind of sweety meal. Also people get out with their family to the ceremony in the lima cathedral dressing purple clothes and praying and more things.

Submitted by Ei Sandi Soe on Mon, 04/05/2020 - 06:37

Hi everyone! I am from Myanmar. Really nice reading and it always makes me amazing about different tradition in different countries. Here in Myanmar, have a lot of tradition. Among them, Thadingyut, also known as lighting tradition, is the most favorite one. Normally, held on the full moon day of the Burmese lunar month of Thandingyut, three day of light, the day before full moon, the full moon day and the days after. Illuminations are there to celebrate the anniversary of Buddha's return from the celestial abode where he had spent the lent teaching the celestial about his law.