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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 minhquangtd2 on Tue, 31/05/2022 - 02:51


Hi everybody! I'm was born and raised in Vietnam. It's really nice for me to tell you about one of the most important festivals in my country, Lunar New Year. It oftens takes place in late Januray or early February. It's in the spring and there are a lot of kinds of plant and flower such as peach flower, kumquat tree,...When Tet comes, we all make our houses more beautiful, we decorate it with colorful flowers, and other staffs. All families gather, tell the others about what have been done throughout the last year and what to do in the next year, and we all make chung cake toghether. I very love this food because it's delicous and traditional.
I love Tet and everyone in my country love Tet too. If you have time, i think you should try to join Tet in Vietnam.

Submitted by EMF_12 on Thu, 26/05/2022 - 18:50


So happy to be here and see everyone's traditions in different parts of the world. I'm from Peru and the thing I miss the most is a festival called "Festival of Virgen Candelaria" which is celebrated in Puno, one of the highest cities in my country, in the first two weeks of February.
In summary, this religious celebration commemorates the image of Virgen Candelaria to continue protecting the city. Along with it, you can enjoy typical foods and dances. Also, you can go to the church before the procession. Not for anything is considered a World Heritage.
Finally, a wholesome fact is that this virgin comes from Spain and her legacy is distributed in a variety of countries like Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, and others.

Submitted by MCE on Mon, 16/05/2022 - 09:30


Hi. I couldn't get what kind of practice this text about writing? Given a text and asked questions about it. This is like reading practice isn't it?

Hello MCE,

I see what you mean, but we created this page this way on purpose. One reason is that a good way to learn to write a certain kind of text is to imitate similar texts. In other words, you can use this class forum as a model for writing in a class forum in your life.

The best way to improve your writing is, of course, to write. Since we are a small team and millions of people use our site, however, we aren't able to provide feedback on our users' writing. This is why we don't have any tasks that ask you to write a complete text. The comments section is a place you can contribute your texts, but we aren't able to correct them.

Also, note that between the model text and the tasks, there are some tips. These tips can help you write a good text.

I hope that makes sense.

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The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by Gizem175 on Thu, 12/05/2022 - 18:16


ı am pleased to read your traditions. I am from Turkey. We have a special day to celebrate. On the tenth day of Moharram( the first month in the Islamic lunar calendar). We make a dessert. It's called Ashura. The meaning of this dessert comes from the prophet Moses. According to Islamic belief, he made this dessert to survive when he sailed for a long time in the sea. o we always make Ashura on that day
then we serve Ashura to our neighbors.
We use a lot of things to make Ashura like rice, wheat, milk, pomegranate, grape, orange, apple, bean ex.
If you come here, you can taste Ashura. I am sure you will like it.

Submitted by Barrita on Tue, 03/05/2022 - 23:46


Hello everybody, today I talk about tradition in my country México especific in Oaxaca we have traditional celebretion Guelaguetza here people the diferent regions meet to dancing on first monday of july. Guelaguetza is about share, share you have but whit love

Submitted by Anna 229 on Wed, 27/04/2022 - 11:51


It is really interesting reading about the variety of traditions of different countries. As for me, I'm originally from Myanmar known as Burma and the tradition I like the most in my country is " Thingyan Festival " that is also marked as a water party. We, Burmese, assume that as a festival of cleaning and washing all the waste and bad things that were happened last year. Pouring water on each other, doing good, giving respect to the old, and making food and sharing others are the main precious features of my favourite festival.

Submitted by diemthuy123.dt on Fri, 22/04/2022 - 09:37


Reading all your comments gave me a lot of interesting knowledge about traditions in other countries. It reminds me too much of my country, Vietnam.
My country has a lot of diverse traditions, especially national costumes. We have 54 ethnic groups corresponding to a lot of traditional costumes too. However, the most popular traditional costume in my country is Áo Dài. I hope you knew Áo Dài before :D
Áo Dài was first created in 1744 and has many variations so far now. Be created a long time ago, but Vietnamese people still try to preserve this culture. We wear Áo Dài on important occasions like Lunar New Year, Weddings, funeral, and so on. Even high school girls are encouraged to wear Áo Dài on every Monday when they go to school. It is so beautiful and makes a woman softer and more attractive.

If you have any chance to go to Vietnam, I highly recommend you try on Áo Dài, you will see a different beauty in you which you have never seen before