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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 Suhair on Fri, 31/05/2024 - 08:24

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In Iraq, we used to celebrate Zakarya Day the first Sunday of the Arabic month (Shaaban). We remember the prophet Zakarya when he asked God to bless him with a son. Although his wife and he were elderly, God gave them the prophet Yahya. There are many traditions connected to this day, and among them is that we make and eat Zarda. Zarda is a kind of rice pudding decorated with almonds, pistachio, and cinnamon, Very delicious! Also, we used to prepare a table full of different types of sweets, candles, and green plants.

Submitted by Mair_ on Mon, 20/05/2024 - 22:59

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Hi everybody! Here in my country, we have a celebration called "São João" that occurs on June 24, but some big cities celebrate during the whole month of June, and some celebrate during a week. We dance "Quadrilha" a traditional type of dance, and light up bonfires where kids/teenagers generally play with firecrackers and fireworks. Also, we cook and eat lots of food made with corn, like "pamonha", "canjica", etc. This celebration is personally my favourite one!

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Sat, 18/05/2024 - 10:25

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So cute to read about home traditions of other authors, especially, from Ukraine and Spain, I've found their traditional holidays the most interesting. I'm not a huge fan of traditions and holidays connected to them, but in my native country we've got Ivan Kupala's day that I've never celebrated, by the way, but found really interesting just reading about and imaging.

Ancient Russians had deity Kupalo representing summer fertility. In his honor in the evenings they sang songs and jumped over the fire. This ritual action turned into an annual celebration of the summer solstice, mixing pagan and Christian traditions.

Nowadays, this holiday has celebrated on 7th of July. People gird themselvels with flower bands and wear herbal wreaths on their heads. On Kupalo's night, cleansing fires are lit. People dance around them, jump over them, whoever is more successful and taller will be happier. The youth, jumping over the fires, organize noisy fun games, fights, and races.
You can't sleep on Kupalo's night because the ancient people believed that in the night all evil spirits came to life and became active: witches, werewolves, ghouls, mermaids...

Submitted by Osama_123 on Thu, 02/05/2024 - 23:00

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Hey , I am from Egypt, I would like to tell you about one of our festivals. In Egypt, we celebrate Eid- Alfetr. On this occasion, we wake up early to pray and then go congratulate each other in the streets, and finally completing the celebration at home with our families. In the morning, we eat salted fish or some Eastern self-baked sweets called ka'ak with tea. Then have a nap, after that , we go visit our relatives and spend time with them, later on, we can go hang out with our family or friends. I love Eid al- Fetr.

Submitted by Unfiltred-Youssef on Thu, 02/05/2024 - 16:13

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Hello everyone! I hope everything seems to be in order, you should know that i'm from Morroco and i want to discuss with you about our culture, especially in a city named Marrakesh i advice you to visit it.

it known with her lush landscapes in Ourika and Oukaimden, despite of foods that exist in Jamâa El Fnaa like Tajine,Tanjeya,Taktoka,Couscous... all of these foods are delecious,also her ancient palaces their a good hook to take pictures.

Finnaly i advice you to visit Morroco it's really enjoyable.  

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Submitted by Libra23 on Fri, 26/04/2024 - 16:24

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Hello everyone! I’m from Italy, in particular from Sicily, the biggest Italian island at south.        I live in a town near Palermo (the capital of this region), here there’s a particular tradition that we celebrate during the patron’s party on the first week of August. The tradition consists in a sport competition, it is called Ntinna a mari, where the fishermens’ sons or nephews clash between them to catch a flag, that has the print of Jesus Christ. The flag is collocated at the end of a wooden pole, that is putted horizontally over the sea and it’s covered with soap (lard originally). The goal of the game is walking on the pole and to catch the flag, naturally paying attention to not falling in the water!  

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Submitted by Nihal_Khunaijir on Tue, 16/04/2024 - 18:38

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Exploring the diverse spectrum of traditional celebrations worldwide is indeed captivating. 

In Sudan, we honor our heritage with immense pride, commemorating Sudan Independence Day on January 1st. This significant date marks the nation's liberation, a momentous occasion celebrated by singing Sudanese national songs that resonate with the spirit of our people.

My favorit tradition in my country is the gertc
Its  a sudaness marrig tradition. Full of red color and lovey people of your family. Without forgeting  the impressive smells and warm songs for the new couple. My best says "ya adela ya bida" anigles  walk with him🎶.every bride looks beatufull in the tradition "toup" and the groom Also.. Every thing is amazing about gertc.

Submitted by XenaMo on Tue, 02/04/2024 - 17:56

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Hi everyone! It is amazing to read your stories. I`m feeling like I have just traveled all over the world. Thank you for writing about your traditions. I want to tell you about one from my country, Ukraine. The third Thursday of May we have Vyshyvanka Day. It is a holiday when we wear our ethnic embroidered clothes called vyshyvankas. It is fantastic to see people around in beautiful embroidered shirts, dresses or suits. I love to feel myself a part of a big Ukrainian family on this day.