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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 elesca on Wed, 21/02/2024 - 16:29

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Hi everyone! Please to read about your country tradition! I'm an Italian girl and Italians love to party.
One of the tradition that shows well our predisposition to be with others is 25th of April. We remember the end of the 2nd World War, when Americans and Britains liberated Italy...but for most of us is a day of holiday during which one goes to the beach or has a picnic in the woods with friends.
It is typical to grill meat and to be many... the more the merrier!
Have good time!
Elena

Submitted by shahzebkhan on Tue, 20/02/2024 - 07:41

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Hello everyone! Pleasure to read about your traditions.
I'm Shahzeb Khan. I want to tell you about my country's traditions. It's called Ramadhan. It takes place each year, according to the Islamic calendar. Muslims have to fast for the whole month, from the sunrise until the sunset. At the end of the month, we celebrate a day called Eid ul Fitr, where people meet and greet each other and enjoy delicious food and beverages.

Submitted by Dragica_Smiljanic on Fri, 26/01/2024 - 21:54

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Hi everyone,
Thanks for sharing your story, I will share, my story.
I'm from Serbia, and people here are traditional. We like Christmas and Easter because that is a family tradition and we are all together.

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Submitted by Higor Almeida on Fri, 26/01/2024 - 17:05

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Hi everybody,
So cool to read about your traditions at home. I am from Brazil, and for me the most interesting traditional holiday in Brazil is festa junina. This holiday takes place in June and July when people are reunited to eat typical drinks and foods and dress like rednecks. There are many games like games like jumping fire, dances, music and so on.
Thank you for your reading!

Submitted by crazyjackal on Thu, 25/01/2024 - 15:11

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I am from Turkey and for me the most interesting tradition in Turkey is to pour water on the passengers after they leave. When a guest or a family member leaves the house(if they will not come for a long time), the people in the house pour water after them. This means "go like water and come back easy and fast like water."

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Submitted by Akelzor on Sat, 20/01/2024 - 09:37

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I'm from Russia but migrated to Serbia. The most I'm missing is the new year, here in Serbia people don't care about the new year. They celebrate Christmas.

Submitted by kemoo on Thu, 18/01/2024 - 22:06

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Hey everyone!
I just wanted to share a cool experience I had back in 2019 when I visited England for some research in Nottingham. It was my first time in the UK, and you won't believe it, but my visit happened to coincide with Eid, which is a tradition in my natal country we celebrates every year.

Now, I didn't want to miss out on all the fun back home, so I relied on my phone to stay connected. I made sure to hop on Viber and join in on the celebrations as much as possible. It wasn't quite the same as being there in person, but hey, at least I had multimedia on my side to keep me company and avoid feeling alone.

Submitted by Reem_10 on Sun, 14/01/2024 - 10:33

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Actually, I miss my life in my country before the war! Everything was so different and life was filled with love and peace! The most thing that I've been missing is family gathering in Eid, but now everyone of my family members live outside the country or in other state. However, life goes on, and nothing lasts forever!

Submitted by Sihem2022 on Sun, 14/01/2024 - 02:37

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It's so cool to read about everyone's home traditions. I am from Algeria, but I immigrated to Canada two years ago. The custom I miss the most is Mouloud, the day of the birth of the Prophet Mohammed. Muslims from all over the world honor this day by going to mosques to pray. They teach their kids about the biography of the prophet and how he faced challenges to defend and spread the Islamic religion. Additionally, they gather around a dinner table to practice gratitude to God for all the blessings given. Moreover, it's a great opportunity for every Muslim to reflect on their values and faith to strengthen their relationship with the Almighty God. So, it's a special day to reorganize your priorities in life and focus on what truly matters!"

Submitted by tramngoctran on Sat, 06/01/2024 - 16:07

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So cool to read everyone's home tradition. I'm happy to share about "Tet Holiday", it's most important celebration of Vietnamese culture. It takes place on the first day of the first month of the Vietnamese calendar.
Tet is an occasion for family reunions. Many things to do to prepare for Tet. People clean their house, they go the Flower Market to buy blossom. Family gathering to make "bánh tét". Everyone buy new clothes, sweet snack, candy, anything that need to purchase in advance, due to store and markets will close during Tet holiday.
On the first day of Tet, seniors will give children a red envelope with lucky draw inside. Family will go to a pagoda to wish a luck and successful year.