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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 ayenandarphonenaing on Thu, 16/11/2023 - 13:16


Really interesting to hear about the traditions of your countries. I'm from Myanmar, a country rich in culture and traditional celebrations. Personally, the Water Festival is the most enjoyable for me, known as 'Thingyan Festival.' During this celebration, we splash water on people, and lively music is a must. It's truly an enjoyable experience.

Submitted by Naz_888 on Sat, 11/11/2023 - 16:16


Hi everyone!
It's so interesting to know that so many tradions in the world. One of my favorite tradition from Land Kazakhstan is Nauryz. We will celebrate from 21-22th March until 20-21th April. I read in this comment that Iran hat also this tradition. I think all Central Asia celebrate it. It means that winter is over and begins Spring. And we know in Spring begins so many life in the nature. It is like New Year.

Submitted by aminelary on Sat, 11/11/2023 - 00:21


Hi, the tradition i like in my country is people are so generous, i enjoy reading the traditions you like, it's a best opportunity to discover the traditions of each country, thank you !!!

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Submitted by mana-m on Sat, 04/11/2023 - 15:52


Hi guys, this is very interesting for me to read all these various cultures in the world. Norouz is the most famous traditional ceremony in Iran . It begins 20th of March and it lasts for 2 weeks. Iranian people celebrate passings of winter with cold weather and welcome to spring with all beautiful blooms and warm weather.

Submitted by MaiaJacobsen on Fri, 03/11/2023 - 20:36


Hello Guys!
I am from Brazil and the tradition I like most is St. John Festival in June.
The part that is more interesting for me is the bonfire and the speciality of foods that are served in the Festival month.

Submitted by miss_vik_medicine on Sun, 29/10/2023 - 16:12


I like the Halloween, but there is not such holiday in my country. It was really interesting to read about traditions of different countries. I hope that my studying here will be useful and enjoyable

Submitted by Thanh Hien Vu on Sun, 29/10/2023 - 15:53


Hello guys, I'm from Vietnam and I'd like to share about Liberation Day. It's celebrated on April 30th. We normally have several days off because the next day is Labor Day. This day marks the event of liberating the south of Vietnam from American Empire and reunifying the whole country of Vietnam. We celebrate this day in order to honor those who sacrificed to bring back the independence and the peace for the country.

Submitted by nancyahmed on Sun, 29/10/2023 - 10:52


Really It's so enjoyable to read about the traditions of different countries. In Egypt we have many amazing festivals ,but for me Sham el Nessim is special as Egyptians are celebrating it from Pharoses till now. In that day we colour eggs, eat salt fish and go for picnics.

Submitted by Larissa Schmoeller on Fri, 27/10/2023 - 00:26


Hello guys, It's very nice and interestanting to learn more about the culture and traditions of other coutries. It's like traveling without leavinig our home. I'm from Brazil, a big country with a long list of different traditions across its regions. I'm currently living in the south of Brazil, where we have inported the German tradition of Oktoberfest. I realy enjoy it because we have traditional music, good food, and, of course, a lot of beers. But we also have some day-to-day traditions, like having a barbecue every Sunday and enjoying time with our family.