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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 emarielg on Thu, 07/10/2021 - 05:04

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Really cool to learn about other countries' traditions; if I'm honest I've never really tried to search for traditions outside Mexico, but most of the ones I've read so far sound really interesting and fun!
My favorite mexican tradition is probably the Day of the Death, have you seen the film Coco?, well, it really shows up the idea of the tradition. It's celebrated in November to commemorate our loved ones who already passed away. We set up an altar with their favorite drinks and food, and we create a Cempasuchil (a mexican flower) path as a way to show them we remember them and that we still celebrate their lives.
Besides the meaning of the celebration, my favorite part of it must be the pan de muerto, it's amazing! have you tried it?

Submitted by Ganeshtiw on Thu, 30/09/2021 - 18:32

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Hi, dear readers
Let me bring you in the most religious country India
so first of all be cool to read about . as the given context
In India # Holi is the most popular and religious festival .
we collect wood at a place before the day and set fire
which is the symbol of victory over bad evils power . the aunty of prahalad had the power of sitting in fire . and she wants to kill prahalad in fire .as soon as she took prahlada for sitting in fire ,prahlad remembered krishna
and then aunt holika got fire herself and prahlad remain safe .
and till the date we celebrate it as holika dahan

Submitted by Charles jr on Wed, 29/09/2021 - 15:43

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It's amazing to read about everyone's home traditions! Here on Brazil we have the june party in June 24th, we celebrate the birth of John Baptist (or saint John) of the catholic church. Basically, we got the tradition to build up a bonfire in the frontwards of our houses to bake corns and play with fireworks, yeah... Quite funny, right? We also wear straw hats and plaid shirts. Even I'm not a religious person, it's so cool and funny to celebrate this date with my family and friends.

Submitted by Samqaid on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 19:57

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So cool to read about the traditions in my country. we celebrate on 21 September every year. Basically Al-Houthi Movement took control the capital of Yemen and they have control and manage the power and authorities on 21 September, 2015. there is not firework just dance and poems about this occasion.

Submitted by Javier Antonio Seco on Tue, 31/08/2021 - 05:23

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It's so cool to talk about traditions. I'm from Venezuela, my country has a lot traditions. Every region has its own tradition. In my region one of three most popular tradition is slave dancimg called tambor. It is celebrated on July 24th. And it is about the end of the slavery. A lot people come from different parts of the country to this celebration.

Submitted by Elías Amitai on Wed, 18/08/2021 - 14:48

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The tradition I like the most of my country, it is definitely day of the death, and not because I like to see people crying or in sad mood but because this an ancient Mexican tradition that began even before the Spanish conquest. So I find it quite interesting that this tradition remains to this day. I'm so proud of my roots as well my ethnicity so I love this tradition because in this day, you can see ornate streets everywhere, disguised people, and it is also common to see people gathering with their relates. And in some places people even arrange dancing events. All these things reminds us of our roots, so we Mexicans can be proud of them.

Submitted by Gustavo Caroli… on Wed, 28/07/2021 - 04:01

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The tradition I like the most in my country, Brazil, is the Carnival, because it's a time when people dance, sing, party, so they are very happy and animated and forget about their problems. It's very exciting !
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Submitted by Simon Nguyen on Thu, 22/07/2021 - 15:41

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Hello everybody! My name is Hoang Sang, you can call me Simon. I come from Vietnam. I have read some traditions of many different nations which were told in your comments. It's so much interesting! So I want to tell you about my nation's traditions too. In Vietnam, I think the best tradition is Lunar New Year. I will call it Tết (Tet) for more traditional. It is on the first day of the year, according to the Eastern calendar. On this occasion, all of the members of the family meet each other. There are some special foods in Tet, such as Chung cake, Day cake, some jams, Banh Tet... These foods are just cooked in Tet. Tet has 3 special days, all of its for a celebration of who has meaning with each people's life. I can write it basically: Mung 1 for Father Mung 2 for Mother Mung 3 for Teacher Lunar New Year has so many things that I want to share with you. But I think my comment is quite long. So if you have interested in my nation's tradition, do not hesitate to reply to my comment. Maybe it is a good chance to make a new friend :-] End of comment, have a nice day!