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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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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