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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 Austin on Sat, 25/04/2020 - 18:56

I from Macau it's part of China, the most tradition I think I most like is Chinese New Year, it's a well-known most important tradition in China, in this period of time we can get red pocket which inside has money, get from elderly and married people even senior colleague, and then last but not least the second-best part has a lot of holidays.

Submitted by Dincerm on Sat, 25/04/2020 - 11:18

Hello everyone it is really cool to read and learn traditions from the world. I'm from Turkey and as other countries we have several traditions and I like them all but I believe, which I am going to mention, one of the most important because it is about the reborning of the country. It represents of creating council. The day also gifted the childeren so it called ' National Sovereignty and Children's Day '. We just celebrated 100th year of it but unfortunatelly because of corona virus, we had to celebrate it from home two days ago. Even though celebrating it, was so fun.

Submitted by Aliparviz on Fri, 24/04/2020 - 11:52

So wonderful to see all these traditions from different side of the world with a lots of similarities, it makes me wonder about the ancient time and our ancestors and how was it their time. I'm from IRAN and we have one of the amazing celebrations in the world. Its start from beginning of the spring which is 21 of March . We call it NOWRUZ which means a new day and and it also is our first of our new year. We sat around a table which decorated with seven items which all start with 'Sin' and comes form nature like Apple, we pray for a good and healthy year a head and wait for the sound of troops to start our new year. During the whole event we go to see the elders, parents, family and friends. It's a time forgiveness and forget about the past. I love our tradition and it belongs more than 3 thousands years ago, it has a lot to say , but I hope you get a glance of it and may it trigger you to find more about it. now a days Nowruz registered in UNESCO heritage and it celebrates in lots of countries as we speak. PS. 'Sin' is one the Farsi alphabet

Submitted by rabusrai on Fri, 24/04/2020 - 09:51

In my country, there are a lots of traditions, which I like it most.

Submitted by BiankaB. on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 14:13

Hello, everyone, it's great to read about traditions from all over the world.:) I'm from Slovakia, and we usually celebrate Easter, Christmas and New year. Typical tradition for Easter is on Easter Monday, when boys /men, go visiting girls/women and pour water on them, in order to these girls and women stay beautiful and healthy for the whole year. Obviously, this tradition is loved by boys/men, but less by girls/women.:)

Submitted by Daniel09 on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 08:06

Hi everyone! Is verry nice to read about other traditions in other countries. My country is Romania and one of the tradition which I really miss is a kind of bonfire,but this happens in the 7 of January and we celebrate the name “Ion”. Ion is similar with John in U.K./USA.This tradition is celebrated in special in the villages were the residents Spend whole night outside ,even the temperature is about -10 degrees, have a drink or better say have many drinks :)) and listen to the music whilst the car’s tyres are in the middle of the fire!

Submitted by Daniel.cm on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 06:58

It's nice learn about differents countries from their traditions. In Colombia we have a lot of fairs and celebrations along of the year. The Carnaval of Barranquilla is one of the biggest Colombian traditions. It happens in February or March but its organisation last almost all year because it needs to prepare several parades and concerts.
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Submitted by JuanManuelLopezGil on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 23:55

Colombia keeps its allergy in spite of its problems. This is its principal tradition because there are many carnivals, friendly people, good food and amazing views BUT, its most important tradition is that the Colombians (in majority), always bathe and are clean... Everyday!