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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 robertomm on Mon, 24/10/2022 - 04:38


I'm from México and the tradition that I miss the most is independence day on September 15th.
The best thing about independence day is the 'grito' basically, the México's president leans out of the presidential balcony and rolls up the heroes who fought for independence. And after that we wnjoy a delicious mexican dinner.

Submitted by purporpp on Fri, 21/10/2022 - 01:10


I didnt know about this tradition but i had heard about it before. i think is an interesting tradition and historical topic about bonfire and most of times people use it to keep calm down or make the peace with others and talk for a while. I mean, it´s like the zen way but with a horrible context.

Submitted by dimzachari on Sun, 16/10/2022 - 19:26


In my country there are many traditions and festivals. A very interesting traditional festival is the sardine festival. At this festival, people are offered sardines and the local drink ouzo. People dance all night long together.

Submitted by sabaa ali on Mon, 10/10/2022 - 10:48


Hi, I'm so happy to be part of English Learning . I learned a lot of things and i think i start to improve my English .
I reggeized that while I'm reading or listening
Thank you for all ELBC team

Submitted by aanglesm on Tue, 04/10/2022 - 23:43


Hi! I read all your traditions and find them interesting. I'm from México and one of the most famous tradition is Day of Dead but there's another tradition that mexicans loves, is King's Day. It's about to commemorate the adoration of Baby Jesus on January 6th. I know that other countries celebrates that too but in Mexico, we celebrate it by getting together as a family or friends to cut a sweet bread called Rosca de Reyes, inside it have Baby Jesus toys and if you get a toy, you must invite the tamales for everyone on February 2nd. =)

So cool! your comments take me away all around the world with the home tradition diversity. I'm from Algeria and I've been living in Canada for one year. the thing i miss the most is Yennayer 13th January.

the best thing about Yennayer is sharing happiness by sharing foods. the mothers cook a big meals in the early morning and you see all the day joy children are taking traditional dishes as a gift to their family friends and neighbours.
Basically, 13th January is the new year of the julian calendar used by Amazigh people. in fact, people life was based on agriculture.
they showed with generosity how they were grateful for the good harvest by sharing foods made essentially of vegetables and cereals.
So, it's a tradition that celebrates the fact that we renew our wishes for a prosperous rainy year. a warm memories from my sunny country!


Submitted by rehanali901 on Sat, 01/10/2022 - 19:00


i am trying best to make my english good so now as a sample i will wish new year for my readers .You make me the happiest person coz your friendship is worth a treasure. You are very special to me and will be forever. I wish you lots of happiness, joy, and love in this coming year. 

Submitted by saranourizadeh on Mon, 26/09/2022 - 20:23


Hi everyone. so nice to read lots of comments about the traditions of your country.
I am from Iran But I've been living in Germany for 3 months and I miss my country.
The most tradition that I love is Norouz! Norouz is about starting a new year when spring comes. all Iranians put seven things that their name starts with 's' in Persian, together. Each of these things is a symbol of one nice concept like healthy, happiness, and wealth,...
Also, my father gives us a gift on Norouz. After starting the new year all families get together at my grandma's house and see each other to say congratulations on the new year.
In my opinion, this is the best way we can start the new year next to each other.

Hi everyone, it's my pleasure that to be part of the forum not only jut for learning English but also learning from many persons that come from different cultures. In my opinion, the traditions which have been alive during of history presumably have a deep root in any culture. Many traditions during the history has been vanished by many reasons which i will explore for the two main of them in the following. Political factor and religious factor, which have almost been an inseparable of any parts of changing in the human communities.
After human constituted a civil community politics as a necessary solution was emerged to administrate the communities. politics is all about having authority, which during of periods have been shifted between politicians those who tend to remain on the power horse and leave legacy. so one the most effective actions was promoting and creating their own milestones that led to remember every year at the exact date they were occurred. So it gradually became a tradition until other groups of politicians took the power. if they were agree on, it could have been continued. if they were not, they probably would have been made them illegal.
Religion is an other of main factors that even might be more important than politics factor. Religion in my mind regardless of its purpose generally is based on rite behavior , as known ritual ceremony. During throughout of our history hundreds or maybe thousands religion have been emerged that have caused to cereat many ceremonial traditions

Submitted by Rita25 on Mon, 26/09/2022 - 02:26


It's really interesting to read about different traditions all over the world. I'm from Cebu but I've been living in korea for 2 years. What I miss the most is the Sinulog Festival celebrated every 3rd Sunday of January.

The Best thing about Sinulog Festival is family gathering around, women preparing delicious festive meal and the star of every festival is the 'Lechon' which is a roasted suckling pig. Basically Sinulog is celebrated to worship, praise Snr Santo Nino an image of the Holy Child was brought by Spanish Explorers.

So It's tradition that celebrate the facts how we embraced Christianity. Sinulog is a cultural and religious Festival, Millions flock the streets to witness a dance ritual and star studded float parade. It's the most anticipated Festival of the year.