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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 Jazmin24 on Wed, 20/10/2021 - 09:03

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hi, in my city not have very much history interesithing, but i have one what is of true strange, in which an boy been during on time in the port navy and he get an aventure greats in the bouts, him this talking above on creature extraordinary the colors beatifuls and scames with diamonts, this criature the capture him and lot goes far or one island dark and cold but in this place he it was very but very happy, because is stranger but he met him home.

Submitted by ezahraa on Tue, 19/10/2021 - 16:00

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Hi! everyone, i enjoyed reading your traditions, i love the fact that we have different cultures, and it's amazing when we tell one another about it.
I'm zahraa from algeria, my country as same as yours, has a lot of traditions, my favourite one is how we celebrate religious events, especially ramadhan.
During this month, we as muslims, fast all the day till the sunset, It may seam like starving or something, but in fact It's a holy month full of mercy, prayers, charities, thikr, reading quraan, and all good dids, seeking god's forgiveness and guidness. a month that fulfill our spiritual part by its end!!
so, we prepare for this holy month to make it as perfect as possible, in my country women change dishes, men decorate streets, and my favourite part in night prayers, it's amazing how we keep hearing qura'an recitation all night with quras' beautiful voices!!
I really miss it right now.

Submitted by zak .-. on Sun, 17/10/2021 - 09:07

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Hi,
my name is Zak, today I want to talk about Christmas in Austria. Austria is a country with more Christians than other religions there. That means we have no school and work on Christmas day, even for non-Christians. Our family is eating lunch and opening presents by my grandma and grandpa. Then we drive home it's always very cold. Last year it was even snowing! At home we watch TV and eat dinner. Then we go upstairs and there is a Christmas tree.

Submitted by sudebozkurt01 on Wed, 13/10/2021 - 21:45

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Hi everyone my name is Sude and all what you wrote about your countries really inspired me and i learnt so much from them.I live in Turkey and i guess the most interesting one is about ramadan.It is an event about religion.For 1 month we, muslims all around the world, fast and we don't eat or drink anything until evening then we start to eat or drink. We do that for one month and also do that to understand how poor people struggle with problems like hugry.We also give money to poor people in this month.We try to help them and also understand them.This is a very meaningful thing for me and also some people say that it is a regeneration for our bodies.

Submitted by zain on Tue, 12/10/2021 - 14:01

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So good to read about other's home tradition! Unfortunately, I'm not living in my country Palestine, but I can recall some traditions from what I read and heard. In Palestine, the birth of a baby is a joyful and happy occasion, family members and friends start to visit the new parents to offer them love, and best wishes. And a traditional dish, mughli, - a pudding made of semolina flour, sugar and cinnamon, topped with fresh nuts - is served, along with coffee or tea.

Submitted by Ahmed96 on Sat, 09/10/2021 - 19:10

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Hi there , this is Ahmed and I am here to tell you about the most interesting tradition about my country Egypt. Every spring we have a celebrity we called it here "ShamElnseem" . We start our day by preparing breakfast plates from coloured boiled eggs with white cheese and bread then getting ready to go to the gardens to enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful colours of the flowers. The launch comes with only fish and onion. The Day ended up with some beautiful songs and a movie.

Submitted by emarielg on Thu, 07/10/2021 - 05:04

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Really cool to learn about other countries' traditions; if I'm honest I've never really tried to search for traditions outside Mexico, but most of the ones I've read so far sound really interesting and fun!
My favorite mexican tradition is probably the Day of the Death, have you seen the film Coco?, well, it really shows up the idea of the tradition. It's celebrated in November to commemorate our loved ones who already passed away. We set up an altar with their favorite drinks and food, and we create a Cempasuchil (a mexican flower) path as a way to show them we remember them and that we still celebrate their lives.
Besides the meaning of the celebration, my favorite part of it must be the pan de muerto, it's amazing! have you tried it?

Submitted by Ganeshtiw on Thu, 30/09/2021 - 18:32

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Hi, dear readers
Let me bring you in the most religious country India
so first of all be cool to read about . as the given context
In India # Holi is the most popular and religious festival .
we collect wood at a place before the day and set fire
which is the symbol of victory over bad evils power . the aunty of prahalad had the power of sitting in fire . and she wants to kill prahalad in fire .as soon as she took prahlada for sitting in fire ,prahlad remembered krishna
and then aunt holika got fire herself and prahlad remain safe .
and till the date we celebrate it as holika dahan

Submitted by Charles jr on Wed, 29/09/2021 - 15:43

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It's amazing to read about everyone's home traditions! Here on Brazil we have the june party in June 24th, we celebrate the birth of John Baptist (or saint John) of the catholic church. Basically, we got the tradition to build up a bonfire in the frontwards of our houses to bake corns and play with fireworks, yeah... Quite funny, right? We also wear straw hats and plaid shirts. Even I'm not a religious person, it's so cool and funny to celebrate this date with my family and friends.

Submitted by Samqaid on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 19:57

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So cool to read about the traditions in my country. we celebrate on 21 September every year. Basically Al-Houthi Movement took control the capital of Yemen and they have control and manage the power and authorities on 21 September, 2015. there is not firework just dance and poems about this occasion.

Submitted by Javier Antonio Seco on Tue, 31/08/2021 - 05:23

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It's so cool to talk about traditions. I'm from Venezuela, my country has a lot traditions. Every region has its own tradition. In my region one of three most popular tradition is slave dancimg called tambor. It is celebrated on July 24th. And it is about the end of the slavery. A lot people come from different parts of the country to this celebration.

Submitted by Elías Amitai on Wed, 18/08/2021 - 14:48

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The tradition I like the most of my country, it is definitely day of the death, and not because I like to see people crying or in sad mood but because this an ancient Mexican tradition that began even before the Spanish conquest. So I find it quite interesting that this tradition remains to this day. I'm so proud of my roots as well my ethnicity so I love this tradition because in this day, you can see ornate streets everywhere, disguised people, and it is also common to see people gathering with their relates. And in some places people even arrange dancing events. All these things reminds us of our roots, so we Mexicans can be proud of them.

Submitted by Gustavo Caroli… on Wed, 28/07/2021 - 04:01

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The tradition I like the most in my country, Brazil, is the Carnival, because it's a time when people dance, sing, party, so they are very happy and animated and forget about their problems. It's very exciting !

Submitted by Simon Nguyen on Thu, 22/07/2021 - 15:41

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Hello everybody! My name is Hoang Sang, you can call me Simon. I come from Vietnam. I have read some traditions of many different nations which were told in your comments. It's so much interesting! So I want to tell you about my nation's traditions too. In Vietnam, I think the best tradition is Lunar New Year. I will call it Tết (Tet) for more traditional. It is on the first day of the year, according to the Eastern calendar. On this occasion, all of the members of the family meet each other. There are some special foods in Tet, such as Chung cake, Day cake, some jams, Banh Tet... These foods are just cooked in Tet. Tet has 3 special days, all of its for a celebration of who has meaning with each people's life. I can write it basically: Mung 1 for Father Mung 2 for Mother Mung 3 for Teacher Lunar New Year has so many things that I want to share with you. But I think my comment is quite long. So if you have interested in my nation's tradition, do not hesitate to reply to my comment. Maybe it is a good chance to make a new friend :-] End of comment, have a nice day!

Submitted by iEdd on Thu, 15/07/2021 - 18:02

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The tradition I most like of my country is the Carnival of Barranquilla. All social classses mix up in the event, everyone enjoys and the happiness spread by over the place. This celebration also is the most important in my country, because of its duration in time and the tradiotion it carries.

Submitted by Lida Mey on Thu, 08/07/2021 - 16:49

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Hello. I think in Colombia there is one very important tradition, among others, it is the parade of the Militar Forces on 20th of July, the Independence day.

Submitted by Thinthinmyoe on Wed, 07/07/2021 - 11:09

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I like the water tradition in our country.

I'm from Myanamar. Glad to see you sis!I like our tradition named 'Thingyin Festival'. Most people like that, especially youths. There are 4 days called Akyo, Akya, Akyat and Atat in the festival. But, It could not be celebrated for two years because of the Covid-19.

Submitted by Maksmatt on Tue, 22/06/2021 - 21:05

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Hi. I grew up in Germany and in my childhood I liked very much November 11th. On this day the children goes out on the streets with hand lanterns. I don't know why everbody goes with a lantern, but I know why the Germans celebrate this day. On this day St. Martin shared his coat with a beggar. The lanterns may symbolizes the good. Now I'm living in Norway. The biggest thing here is the national holiday. On may 17th 1814 Norway got his own constitution. This was a really big deal because Norway was still under the authority of Denmark and afterwards Sweden. In 1905 Norway became finally independent.

Submitted by isaale17 on Fri, 18/06/2021 - 23:24

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Hello everyone , I´m from Colombia. The tradition that I like most in my currently city in Colombia is call "Dia de los ahijados" , where the godfathers give to their boys a little giff or present. Also It is a tradicion too to buy some candies this day to their . This candy is well knowns like as macetas. It is candy made just with sugar and water, all this ingridients are mixed.
Hello. I´m from Colombia too. I did not have idea about the "Día de los ahijados", what is the date for this tradition? Thank you for teach me something new.

Submitted by GiulianaAndy on Thu, 17/06/2021 - 19:45

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I like the tradition of my country which is about eating torrone on October 31th. Basically, the history which is behind this tradition is so interesting it treats about a woman from Peru who did not have a good life, she was a slaver, and she was forced to follow the harsh orders of the colonists. She spent her days doing her daily chores. One day she was struck by a severe illness that made impossible for her to work and walk. It seemed like it would take a long time for her to get better. Concerned about the situation, she entrusted her health to the Lord of Miracles. In her prayers, she made a promise to the Cristo in exchange for getting better; she would invent a dessert in his name. It was not long before she was feeling better until one day she felt fully recovered. Then she gathered the ingredients and guided, and the dessert became a symbol of Christianity every October.

Submitted by Khin Yee Mon Khaing on Thu, 10/06/2021 - 03:13

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So cool to read about everyone's traditions.I 'm from Myanmar and I'm Yee Mon.The festival that I like is Thingyan festival.I like not only splashing to others but also enjoy touching my skin with water.

Submitted by Homam21 on Mon, 24/05/2021 - 10:42

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It's so interesting to read about other people's traditions. I'm from Syria and I live in the UAE. What I really miss in my home back is Alwaqaa. It's a meal served in an ancient holy place to thank God when someone survives from an accedant, illness, etc.

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 11/05/2021 - 07:33

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we have various traditions in our country. some of them are Nowruz, Muharram decade, and ... . I love many of them.

Submitted by Karry on Thu, 06/05/2021 - 02:08

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I'm thrill to learn about the traditional event and celebrations around the world. I'm a first-time writer here. The most important celebration is Pride month. It happens in June every year (It's different in some countries). The purpose of the event is to celebrate life and be proud of who you are. There's the fabulous parade, street vendor, live music performance, etc. I'm always looking forward to the event every year.

Submitted by fontan on Sat, 01/05/2021 - 02:59

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Hello, I'm Fontan. When calendars show 15th of the April that makes me so happy. We make some Martian food and call our neighbors to meet, eat and drink something. I know it's similar with thanksgiving, actually thanksgiving is the behind story of Martian Humanity Day.

Submitted by Camila Abreu on Tue, 20/04/2021 - 14:54

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Brazil is a large country and full of traditions. I particularly love the June festivities.

Submitted by Angel on Thu, 15/04/2021 - 20:09

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Im from Latvia and I been living in the UK for about fifteen years. My favourite tradition here is Bonfire Night. I and my friends really like to go out on the 5th of November and enjoy the lightning sparkles on the bonfire.

Submitted by chamalmc on Sat, 10/04/2021 - 16:32

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It's so cool to read about everyone's home tradition they miss the most! I'm from Sri Lanka but I've been living in the Sweden for two years and the thing I miss the most is Sinhala & Tamil new year on 13th and 14th of April. The best thing is beginning of the new year, when the sun moves from the house of Pisces to the house of Aries. Basically, people think that the celebration of the new year is the change of thoughts too. Various beliefs, which are associated with the fertility of the harvest, gave birth to many rituals and customs and ceremonies connected with the new year.

Submitted by Paula Bermúdez… on Sat, 10/04/2021 - 02:16

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Hi! My name is Paula and it's really interesting to read about the different traditions that exist in each country. I'm from Colombia, in my country we have several traditions because in each city the people celebrate different things. However, one of the most important traditions in Colombia is called "paseo de olla", it consists of that families go to the river and they should bring a large cooking pot to prepare a traditional soup called "sancocho". It's amazing because you can take a dip in the river, help to cook, drink a beer and share with your family and friends in the outdoors.

Submitted by My Linh on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 05:13

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So cool to read about everyone's share them tradition in the world. My name's Linh and I'm come from VietNam. We used to celebrate for the dead on Janruary 1st. In the morning, my family wake up early at 4:00 AM to prepare somthing like: candles, flowers and the we went to cemetery to cleaned my grandmother's grave. When we finished it, my father got home and cooked a big lunch for the relatives. This was special time to remember the tribute who was died.

Submitted by AYLIN SC on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 04:40

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Hi! I´m Mexican and we have a lot of traditions because in every region celebrate in different ways. My mom is from a place called Comitancillo in Oaxaca when the people celebrate the San Pedro day (but actually are three) the first day they climb a hill and cut a lot of flowers so much that they can, after that bring their food and drink at the people for your help. The next day the all women of town using their traditional dress called "Tehuana" (look for that on google) make a procession on the streets to bring the flower to the church and present your respect. The next few days they do more activities but that is another history :)

Submitted by desouza on Sat, 03/04/2021 - 12:31

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Hi, my names is didem. I am from turkey. I was born in Antalya but I have been living in İstanbul for 15 years. We have a lot of tradition but I want to talk about one of them. We're mostly muslim country and ıslamic cultere included of many tradtions. One of my best traditions celebreted' called Ramadan '. when I was a child, I was expecting with huge excitement for ramadan. first day in ramadan ,We were got up early in the morning and dressed up with new clothes, hugged each other in the family. After that ceromony , we went to grandmothers houses as we as other familys in muslim states. Because of that tradition needs to respekt and remember our all relations, friends, neighbourhoods. I was very intend that tradition, so I loved my great big family. my grandpapas gave me always money , our related gave me candys and nationel holiday everwhere nicely and warmly. I grew up with nice tradition . I have been not celebreting over 10 years that tradition because of my grandparents died. it has been not tasted as same as before.

Submitted by Rafa3l on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 12:05

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Hi my name is Rafael and I live in Spain. In my country, a popular party is a "Fallas" in Valencia. During a one month the people eat and drink by the street. This party is by father´s day and this nigth the people burn some cardboard figures. During 30 days, the people eat paella and drink many alcohol. Its so funny. This was celebrate in a march.

Submitted by Oscar Mauricio… on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 22:59

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It´s good to know new things about other countries custums. I´m Colombian, and here we don´t have a celebration like Bonfire Night in the UK. However we have some celebration days realtives to the independence of our country from the Spanish. Those celebrations usually correspond to battles that led the country to be independent. Other kind of celebrations are not national but correspond to regional or local special dates, where people celebrate cities foundation, carnivals, festivals, etc. It´s say that in Colombia, every weekend is running a festival or carnaval in any town or region of the country, I think that that´s why people in Colombia are one of the most happy people in the world.

Submitted by Amanullah Bin Nesar on Mon, 29/03/2021 - 15:21

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I'm very happy reading the comments here; which are about everyone's tradition that they miss most. I'm from Bangladesh, a multicultural country, a multiracial as well. Here in Bangladesh, winter is one of the most celebrated seasons. In January, when the weather is pretty cool, we use to visit our village. Winter in village is far more different than that of in city. Countryside becomes adorned with heavy fog. Everywhere is full of patty-flavor. When night falls, we have bonfire in the crops field with a gathering of many relatives to get our bodies warmed. At morning, we breakfast with delicious patties. I badly missed my last winter as it was pandemic time; hence we were under lockdown in city.

Submitted by danteavante on Sat, 27/03/2021 - 16:41

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I like to discover traditions around the world and it is nice to read all comments here about their traditions! I'm from São Paulo and a tradition I love is eating pastel, a kind of fried mass. We eat pastel with sugarcane juice. It is delicious!

Submitted by ivette.mejia on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 02:11

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So interesting to read about the most exciting customs from all over the world. The tradition that I miss the most is November the first, The day of the dead. It is believed in our country, Mexico, each November the first our loved ones come down from the skies and the beyond to visit us. They find the path to their relatives and friends because our custom is to prepare a shrine with their favorite main course, pictures, and some tokens that help us to remind them. Even though our tradition has evolved and made a mix with the American Halloween custom it is still my favorite Holiday, it has a sort of mysticism to see the children and youth using original customes from supernatural characters.

Submitted by Amanul Ihsan on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 01:29

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It is so nice to read some of the tradition of other countries. My name is Amanul and I'm from Indonesia. I want to point that our culture is greatly influenced by Islamic teaching, so the tradition of my country I love the most is eid al-fithr. Basically, in that day all of our family held a gathering together to celebrate and eating food, like ketupat and opor ayam.

Submitted by YED on Sat, 20/03/2021 - 02:26

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It's very interesting to read about what tradition you miss more! I come from the French West Indies and there, we used to celebrate dead people we loved on november, the 1st and 2nd. Some people of the family, usually my grandmother, used go to the local cemetery to clean the graves in the morning. In the late afternoon, all the family started to prepare themeselves to go to the cemetary. Once there we lit candles on the graves, put flowers..it was very exiting when I was a child. Moreover, it was an occasion to meet the while family, aunts, uncles, cousins alive and dead ☺

Submitted by theany regort on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 19:28

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It's been very funny to find out all the differences but also all the similarities between countries. My favorite mexican tradition is all the ritual we make around baby Jesus in christmas. Firs we sing a song called "posada" that is about Jose and María trying to find a place where they can stay the night until she gives birth to bby Jesus. Then we lull to sleep to a figure of a bby Jesus, we kiss his forehead and receive sweets form the owner of the figure. Finally we break the piñata as a symbol of our liberation from the seven capital sins. I know it sounds very intense, but it's actually very funny.

Submitted by palensuardi on Tue, 16/03/2021 - 21:23

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It is wonderful to get to know traditions from all around the glove. I am from Dominican Republic and I live in the North Cost of the island. Sancocho (a kind of soup with a lot of meat, yuccas, plantains and more), the Dominican flag (rice, beans, and meat), and mangu (smashed plantains) are some of our traditional dishes. However, sweet beans are my favorites among all of them. Red beans, sugar, cow and coconut milk along with cinnamon and a pinch of salt are the basic ingredients to prepare this exotic and delicious dish. Sweet beans are eaten around The Holy Week; it is a time to remember Jesus´ life and to be with family. For me is just more than perfect to enjoy a hot bowl of sweet beans with cookies and raisings a long with my loved ones. It is said that sweet beans are a mishmash of flavors of all continents and represent Dominican culture because it was here were the ingredients became a traditional plate for our culture. No other country eats beans sweetened like in Dominican Republic. It is a unique dish from Quisqueya (how the island is called sometimes). I hope that you reading this someday have the opportunity to taste sweet beans prepared by a Dominican. I am definitely sure that you will never forget its flavor.

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.
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