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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 everyone, I really enjoyed reading about your traditions and it's nice to learn something new about another countries. I'm from Bolivia, here we have many traditions, some of them have been told by our forebears in an oral way and since we are on August, I will tell you about the tradition called "mesa". This month is for us earth month, the objetive is to thanks and ask whatever you need to "Pachamama" as our culture used to called the earth. So, the idea is to buy a pack with some candies that have different forms (house, animals, heart, money, etc) and sometimes you can buy a llama fetus dissect, it sound cruel but it i important to know that all the fetus that are used in this purpose have died by natural ways, there is the idea that if a fetus dies it means that earth wants it back. After, you build a bonfire and burn all of this, thinking in everything you want to say to Pachamama and my grandfather used to say that you should wait there until everything have been fired.

Hello everyone! I'd like to talk about our most important tradition. In Mongolia, Naadam is our traditional festival on the 11th of July. It takes 3 days and we called it " Eriin gurvan naadam ".Naadam has three parts of which are wrestling, horse racing, and archery. Beginning of the festival we watch the performance that's about history. President's opening speech and this festival's special food is 'huushuur'. It's similar to a dumpling or Russian cuisines.
We really proud of Naadam and it's our most important festival. Even Covid-19 spreads all around the world, however we celebrated this year. I'm really happy to share something. It's we haven't any death case of Covid-19.
Thank you

it's so nice read about everyone's home traditions. I'm Khaled from Egypt. In our country we have many traditions but the most important is celebrating the end of Ramadan as Muslims. We called it " Eid El Fitr". Many people start to get ready for that days by buying new clothes, buying many kinds of food and a lot of nuts and sweets. The celebrations lasts for three days. All families members gather and spend most of the time with each other. children are given money to buy toys, food and what ever they want. hope you like our traditions.

In our city "Kyoto", there is one of the three major festivals in Japan called "Gion Matsuri". That festival has been held to celebrate the growth of the city for more than 1000 years. And this is the long-run event that continues for a month. Like this, as the event has a long history and a long exhibition period, a lot of tourists, approximately two million, come to this event every year. Due to the COVID-19, there wasn't held this year though, I recommend all of you to come if you are interested in that event. I hope the pandemic will weaken soon.

In my country there are many traditions connected to the people's devotion for some popular saints; these traditions derive from the pagan rites often, which the Catholic church has Christianized. But there are other traditions too, that commemorate historical events, enriched with imaginary details, passed down from a generation to the other.

Hello, great to see all this diversities and get knowledge of world traditions. I’m from United Arab Emirates living in Dubai the city of life, one of my favorite traditions is ( Hares ) a special food made with water, rice, salt and meet, Hares is popular food in my country, must have it in each celebration or gathering.

Good evening! I´m greatly happy to read about your traditional celebrations, I´m from Chile and here we celebrate the first join of goberment on september 18th, but usually it can take three o five days to finish. Our traditional dance is called "Cueca" that is refered to a flirt between cock and hen, The dancers are "Huasos and Chinas" whom wear a traditional custome and dress, moving in their hands a white napking.
Chileans drink a lot of "Chicha" (fermented apple juice), eat barbeque, "empanadas" (filled dough with meat), and "alfajores" (like a cookie filled with caramilized condensed milk).
There are also many different games for adults and children. That Chile is really long, the traditions can changed a little bit, it´s not the same to live in the north than in the south, traditions can be influenced by natives and the weather too.
We have many different beautiful landscapes, dances, meals, drinks throught the country!

Reading a lot of your posts is a lot of fun. You can learn about traditions and cultures you do not know. I am Japanese, especially Japanese traditional culture is recommended. There are many traditional cultures in Japan such as Kabuki, tea ceremony, and kendo. Recently, I have been interested in young people and many foreigners by co-starring Japanese traditional culture Kabuki and subculture anime. Many traditional Japanese cultures place great importance on polite manners. In addition, Japan is proud of the culture that expresses our emotions with a few words in tanka and haiku.

Traditional buildings are also recommended in Japan. There are many traditional shrines and temples in Japan. They are more than the number of convenience stores. Especially recommended is Kyoto. Kyoto has famous shrines and temples that many people, including foreigners, know. Among them, I especially recommend Ryoanji Temple. The rock garden here is very attractive and there is a mystery that you cannot see 15 stones at the same time. In Japan, the four seasons are clearly separated, so it's very nice to see shrines and temples with cherry blossoms and plum blossoms in spring, autumn leaves in autumn, and snow in winter.

I like our tradition to celebrate New Year the best. I like it when our streets full of decorations, every shop, bank, or pharmacy decorate their show windows with paper snowflakes, conifer trees, and fairy lights. It's a bit dark these days in our country - short days and long nights - and all these lights and garnishes look awesome.
And the mood! Everyone feels happy in the New Year. Well, obviously not everyone, but even those, who feel sad, try to cheer themselves.
And dreams! I know it's silly but during the New Year's holidays, you have this feeling that something good may happen in the next year. Yes, you get older and it's become harder to believe in magic but in the New Year eve, you make a wish and hope your dreams will make come true somehow.

Hi to everyone. I would like to tell you about my best traditional culture of my country and I'm sure it is interesting to all of you.
I am from Iran with oldest history and civilization in the world. but it have been 5 years I live in Hong Gong.
my very beautiful tradition is called "Sizdah Bedar" or nature of day. it takes in 13 days later after new year on April of each year.
Iranian believe that number of 13 is ominous. so for throw it away they shouldn't stay at home and go out to nature with family and friend. during this day, people gather together to celebrate, dance, sing, make delicious food and so on.
also in the whole day, they have best wishes and happiness for each others. in addition to girl and boy who want to marry, tied the greens and wishes to start family in the new year.

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