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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 Linler on Fri, 29/09/2023 - 23:58


Hi! Everyone! I’m Amber from Taiwan. It’s so interesting to read about a tradition from other country. I would like to share a tradition celebration in my country is “Mid-Autumn Festival”. It’s a tradition for many Asian countries but it is from China which is about a legends, Chang’e flies to the moon. It’s the best thing about Mid-Autumn Festival in Taiwan is enjoying a lot of delicious food such as moon-cakes, and getting together with family to barbecue. I usually gain weight during Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday. I think I should do more excercises and go on a diet to lose weight on coming weeks.

Submitted by nora_vcum.85 on Wed, 27/09/2023 - 14:04


It's so cool reading about other countries' traditional festival. I'm from Myanmar where has our own traditional festivals and culture. AND.. our country, Myanmar also has a traditional festival like the Bonfire. I mean, there is not the same reason but similar celebrating performance.. like burning fireworks. The reason behind this festival is to welcome Buddha returning from heaven after three months teaching Abhiddamma to His mother and other heavenly gods. It's also known as Thadingyut festival celebrating on October 5th. We burn the candles along the street and festoon the electric bulb on the houses and public buildings. Of course, teenagers and children also shot the fireworks to the sky. It is the most beautiful night that I've ever seen.

Submitted by monamar on Thu, 21/09/2023 - 13:32


In Egypt we have many traditions such as mid of April we celebrate Sham Alnaseem the weather be nice in these days , morning we have to cook colored eggs and afternoon eat salt fish called Fessekh .
Furthermore before wedding party the bride has to celebrate in her home one day before the big party the name of this celebration is Henna ,
about Islamic traditions at Arabic country the most important is Ramadan its come one month yearly muslim have to be fast ever day from 3am (Fagr time) to 6 pm (Mghreb time) and they pray for Allah to achieve everything they wants .

Submitted by ardabkglu on Tue, 19/09/2023 - 19:46


I am writing about the oil wrestling championship, a traditional event since the Ottoman Empire had been in History. There were many people who showed their strength and willpower to other people. These men have leather pants and nothing else in their body. Someone who oils these men with olive oil. These tough guys are mighty. This oil handicap is getting wrest to each other.

Submitted by Eren1 on Sun, 20/08/2023 - 19:16


Hi everyone! Today i will talk about our tradition in Turkiye. Which i most love tradition is "candy feast" We're doing this feast in Ramadan (The Muslim's special celebration) In candy feast childs are wearing new and special clothes after that they going to all neighbors home and they want a sugar them. When they take a sugar they say: Happy Holiday! Also this candy feast is not just special for childs in this time adults are going to visit old relatives so in the end old people are very happy. Thats it!

Submitted by Ro Htan on Sat, 19/08/2023 - 15:25


In my country, Thingyan Festival is quite an exciting tradition to celebrate. It's happening in the second week of April and it brings people an enjoyable moment. Everyone takes part happily and they realize refreshing their minds by pouring water on someone.

Submitted by Scorpian_Aisha on Thu, 17/08/2023 - 16:31


Reading about other traditions on this platform was so cool. I'm from Vietnam. I'm really proud of my country to talk about the festival of Via Ba Chua Xu, from the southern in Chau Doc-An Giang. The festival of Via Ba Chua Xu is the cultural inheritance of the Kinh nation and the intercultural of other nations like Hoa, Khmer, Cham,... This festival has attracted many tourists throughout year to come and pray for health, happiness, etc This festival is imbued with the culture of inhabitants in southwestern rivers, contributing to spiritual life, and exploring the southwestern land of the country. So you see, it's a great traditional festival, and as I say, I'm proud of it like how you're feeling proud of your traditions. :) ^^

Submitted by Sylviadz on Thu, 17/08/2023 - 02:14


Hi guys! Nice to see you all sharing your traditions! I'm from Brazil and we celebrate Carnival at the beginning of the year. It's a vibrant event. The origin of carnival came from pagan antiquity and Catholicism recovered it. It's kind of weird associate Carnival and religion.

Hello! I'm from Belgium and here we celebrate Carnival too (probably less important than in Brazil, haha). Here people have like big, decorated and themed vehicles. They put on songs and dance. People on the vehicles throw candy towards the public. The public has many different costumes. Do you have that too in Brazil?