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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 Khin Yee Mon Khaing on Thu, 10/06/2021 - 03:13

So cool to read about everyone's traditions.I 'm from Myanmar and I'm Yee Mon.The festival that I like is Thingyan festival.I like not only splashing to others but also enjoy touching my skin with water.

Submitted by Homam21 on Mon, 24/05/2021 - 10:42

It's so interesting to read about other people's traditions. I'm from Syria and I live in the UAE. What I really miss in my home back is Alwaqaa. It's a meal served in an ancient holy place to thank God when someone survives from an accedant, illness, etc.

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 11/05/2021 - 07:33

we have various traditions in our country. some of them are Nowruz, Muharram decade, and ... . I love many of them.

Submitted by Karry on Thu, 06/05/2021 - 02:08

I'm thrill to learn about the traditional event and celebrations around the world. I'm a first-time writer here. The most important celebration is Pride month. It happens in June every year (It's different in some countries). The purpose of the event is to celebrate life and be proud of who you are. There's the fabulous parade, street vendor, live music performance, etc. I'm always looking forward to the event every year.

Submitted by fontan on Sat, 01/05/2021 - 02:59

Hello, I'm Fontan. When calendars show 15th of the April that makes me so happy. We make some Martian food and call our neighbors to meet, eat and drink something. I know it's similar with thanksgiving, actually thanksgiving is the behind story of Martian Humanity Day.

Submitted by Camila Abreu on Tue, 20/04/2021 - 14:54

Brazil is a large country and full of traditions. I particularly love the June festivities.

Submitted by Angel on Thu, 15/04/2021 - 20:09

Im from Latvia and I been living in the UK for about fifteen years. My favourite tradition here is Bonfire Night. I and my friends really like to go out on the 5th of November and enjoy the lightning sparkles on the bonfire.

Submitted by chamalmc on Sat, 10/04/2021 - 16:32

It's so cool to read about everyone's home tradition they miss the most! I'm from Sri Lanka but I've been living in the Sweden for two years and the thing I miss the most is Sinhala & Tamil new year on 13th and 14th of April. The best thing is beginning of the new year, when the sun moves from the house of Pisces to the house of Aries. Basically, people think that the celebration of the new year is the change of thoughts too. Various beliefs, which are associated with the fertility of the harvest, gave birth to many rituals and customs and ceremonies connected with the new year.

Submitted by My Linh on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 05:13

So cool to read about everyone's share them tradition in the world. My name's Linh and I'm come from VietNam. We used to celebrate for the dead on Janruary 1st. In the morning, my family wake up early at 4:00 AM to prepare somthing like: candles, flowers and the we went to cemetery to cleaned my grandmother's grave. When we finished it, my father got home and cooked a big lunch for the relatives. This was special time to remember the tribute who was died.