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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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Hi guys. I did not know about this history, but I thought interesting.
Hi everyone, so glad reading about the traditions of your countries. I just want to share with you a tradition of my hometown. Every year, on February, a big bonfire is lit in the main square of my hometown, in the centre of Italy. This celebration is in memory of an ancient victory of the natives upon the invaders coming from the nearby town, during the medieval period. S. Blaise, who was there in that period, got the brilliant and clever idea to make a big fire in the highest part of the city to deceive the enemy, who believed that the town had already been occupied, looted and set on fire. So, every year a celebration in held to remember this victory. A bunch of allegorical floats made of broom plants of different shapes representing a house, a peacock, a wolf or whatever, are burned in the main square using long burning logs.
When it comes to traditions in different countries, I would always mention the holy month of Ramadan in Egypt.
It's unique the much that I would come home every year to Egypt only for this month, The Idea that people have to be fasting and for the whole morning and then eating in the night makes everyone having his own type of life that shares the same characteristic with everyone else in many features else, So a lot of people start their work and jobs hours late because mainly everyone was fasting in the morning, this makes every night looks like a celebration on its own , if you visited Egypt this month you'll enjoy the nightlife unfortunately not to many clubs and bars will be opened but you'll have the chance to see the real face of living with Egyptians every day in many life details
you'll find a lot of food sharing, kindness, colorful streets, kids having fun, more spirituality, markets selling things that are exclusive for this month specially food and also some frustration but for a limited time among the day and this won’t be or a night or a weak this will be there for thirty days and followed with a feast stretched for four days with many other activities that was not eligible for the past thirty days. I know it looks confusing but this is what really happens every year when I was young, I thought this happens in all the countries in the middle east but I found that each one has it’s own traditions some features may look the same but trust me it’s a different experience in each country and Egypt is totally unique in a such matter
It is awesome to read and get familiar with other cultures. By the way, I am from Iran and want to write about Norooz. In Iran, the first day of the new year which is also the first day of spring is called Norooz. Usually, all members of families gather together at the house of the elder person and prepare a table that includes seven things whose names start with 's', it is called 'haft sin'.
Also, a few minutes before the year turns around people pray and wish health for all alive creatures in the world because they believe at these moments God schedules the whole next year of its creators.
When the year turns around, they kiss and hug each other and celebrate the new year and spend happy moments together.
It is interesting to read about your traditions because all of them are incredible and each one is different from the others, and I would like to talk about the traditions of my town. My town is called Santa Clara Durango. Firstly Santa Clara has a tradition on August 12 every day in honor of the ¨Virgin of Santa Clara¨, which is a great tradition where people from other states can come. Moreover, people do cockfights and horse races, and in the center of the town, there are mechanical games where people and children can play and have fun all night after the parents can go dancing to ¨La explanada¨ where singers play and sing all night.
So cool to read about everyone's home traditions they miss the most. My name is Huy and I currently live in Viet Nam. Really proud for me to talk about the most notable festivals in my country, Tet and Lunar new year. It is celebrated in late January or early February yearly. People usually use the Lunar calendar to count the dates. It is springtime. So the weather is very suitable for this festival. I have been enjoying many Tet and I feel like each age will have different ways of loving Tet. Currently, after a whole year of working hard, I want to spend time with my family and take breaks.
I'm honestly surprised by the amount of people sharing informations on their favorite traditions of their country, what's even better is the fact that there's people from almost every corner of the world.
Since I'm already here let me share my favorite tradition too, it's deewali. It's from India, which has nothing to do with me since I'm Italian right? Well actually I discovered it after a very close friend of mine invited me to join him on a deewali party, he told me it was a religious festival organized to celebrate an occurrence by hindus. Basically everyone(youngsters and elders too) dressed in white and tried to hit each other with colored powder, it surprised me at first but it gradually made me happy and feel like a little kid playing tag, then everyone sat together and ate delicious Indian food and drank lacchi(which is an alcoholic beverage) after that time it became recurrence to partecipate every year.
I'm planning to go to India and spend my holidays there experiencing the true deewali with my family.
Wish me luck,
Hi everyone.your comments was interesting.in my country Iran we have a firewoke traditional has known as Chahar-shanbe Soori.its the last Wednesday of the year.we make fire and jump on it.
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.
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.