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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 hassainar on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 11:36

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It is nice to read about different traditions and celebrations all over the world. As i am from south India and a Muslim we have a mixed tradition, a trdition of islam and south india tradition. I love to be with family on the occasion Eid which is one of the main festival for muslims. I love to visit friends and family homes on the day of Eid. People were very busy one the night before Eid buying new dresses for them and there family. Everybody is very happy on that day.
Yes, a nice tradition. I think Muslims in the world do it. And in my country Lebanon the early morning of Eid, people go to the local cemetery to honorand remember the passed away relatives.

Submitted by Guizi on Thu, 11/03/2021 - 02:03

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Hello everyone, it's so cool to see how traditions can vary from country to country or even place to place in the same country. I'm from Brazil and the tradition I like the most here is to be among my friends watching a soccer game. The thing I like the most about this tradition is that we always disagree on how our team should be playing the game. Sometimes the same person complains about how bad a player is performing in one game and in the next game, the same person praises the same player. It's hilarious! The best of this situation is that we always end watching the games by laughing at each other and this keep us very excited for the next game.

Submitted by Elina300697 on Sun, 07/03/2021 - 16:54

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Hello, guys. I very like to read about different traditions, every time you can learn something new about other countries and their cultures and traditions. I’m Armenian by nationality, but now I’m living in Russia. So I want to tell about the Saint Sarkis’s day. On the eve of Valentines Day girls cook a special salt cake for divination. They make a wish to see their beloved in a dream and eat a piece of pie.He must appear in a dream and ask for a drink. So funny and amazing =)

Submitted by marisolar on Fri, 05/03/2021 - 19:55

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Hello guys, I really appreciate to know a little bit of your country's traditions. It's very special to share and read so rich experiences with you. I'm from Brazil and my favorite holiday is on February when we celebrate the carnival. As the Brazil is a very large coutry, each region has its own way to celebrate this date. And I love enjoy the Carnival on Olinda's City, because is three days of party with a lot of popular manifestations as maracatu groups, coco de roda, frevo, reggae and etc. As a northstearn Brazilian I feel so connected with the energy of this moment, when we can forget all problems and fall in revelry. Antônio that goes to Olinda in Carnival time never forget. It's wonderful.

Submitted by Ari on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 10:28

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It is so interesting and fascinating to read about different traditions in other countries. I am a Bulgarian by nationality, but I leave my whole life in Moldova. My favorite tradition is Wine Day (or Vine Day) , which is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in October. I can say with confidence that winemaking is in the blood of every Moldovan. Even if you look at the map, you will see that Moldova looks like a bunch of grapes. The festival is a parade of winemakers with musical and choreographic compositions. Guests are invited to taste the best wine in combination with national dishes. The festival ends with a large dance called ''Hora'' (Moldovan folk dance). Have a nice day!

Submitted by Gao on Sun, 28/02/2021 - 09:47

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It is so interesting to read about everyone's home tradition. I am from East Laos. The thing I love the most in my country tradition in Li Xi on Lunar New Year. The best thing about it is children receive Li Xi from adults and the history behind it. Basically, adults hope children have good health and always have good luck so they give them Li Xi. Li Xi traditionally is a red envelop with small money inside. The red color is believed that can avoid evils and money means good luck. Nowadays, there are many changes. The envelop color can be vary such as yellow, orange, blue, etc.. And the small money becomes big money. Even the tradition has been change through out the time but I still love it. Kids enjoy receiving Li Xi from grandparents, Mom, Dad, older siblings and others. They keep it as secret until bring it home and excited to open it. I hope this tradition will be maintained with good intention so that kiddos can enjoys it.

Submitted by Adrian49 on Wed, 24/02/2021 - 13:34

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When winter goes away and spring arrives a lot of children prepare figure of Marzanna, goddness of winter. She is built by using sticks and straw. We put clothes on her and then build a bonfire and burn her or throw her in a river. It's a symbol of the arrival of spring - Jaryle, god of spring.

Submitted by jose luis torr… on Tue, 23/02/2021 - 02:48

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It's very interesting to know some traditions from other countries. I'm from Peru and we have a lot singular history episodes. I've read about Incas, civil wars, conflict with other countries are parts of our past.