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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 :)

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.

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.

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.

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