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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 Danuelinglis on Fri, 15/03/2024 - 13:35


Hi all! Whats up . I was reading yesterday night about their post´s and are so interesting , much of them speak about diferent parties in many countries . I like to see how people celebrate parties in all over the World.

I will give another example for make big this important post. Im from Spain , Madrid. The most celebrate day here is San Isidro , you wont believe that but you can see an example of this day in a painting . From Goya , its name is LA PRADERA DE SAN ISIDRO . This is a perfect example about this celebration ,because now the people go to the same place that appears in this painting . So this is this party,  peaple one or two days drinking , dancing and the most important thing , laughting .

For end , that i said in the firsts phrases i like to see people celebrating because i know whoever it is, whatever country you are in, when people are celebrating, they are laughing! And in San Isidro people laugh much hard , so come here to party together!!

Submitted by isamqya on Thu, 07/03/2024 - 22:21


Hi everyone! It's so nice to read all your nice traditions, I am from Colombia and I think that my favorite tradition is a catholic celebration that we do every October 7th, and it's called "Noche de velitas". Everyone lights candles and put them in the pavement, all of these candles are for the "Virgen María", the mother of Jesuscrist. All the streets are iluminated by this candles and is a tradition that makes unity in the families and is beautiful to see. 

Submitted by Serl20 on Tue, 27/02/2024 - 23:28


Hello everyone, 

it's really interesting to read about your home traditions, in Mexico it's celebrated the independence day in September, they usually prepare a lot of food, like tamales, flautas, tostadas, tacos and so on. And there ara a lot of people selling their traditional stuff. My family and I usually celebrate it by going to Mexico city and we see el Grito de la independencia which is given by the president, it makes me feel really proud as a mexican.

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


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!

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


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


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


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


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


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.