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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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I loved to know about culture and traditions of other countries.
I live in Brazil and here there a lot of traditions about everything. (smiles)...
Actually, the most important Brazilian tradition is the "Carnaval".
Who never listened about our "Carnaval"? It's a very beautiful party that takes in February ou march of each year. I love to see the samba school parade for the TV, because is very expensive to whatchs in the places, like Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. But is very impressive.

I think Japan has many deep traditions. And I‘m proud of all Japanese traditions. Also, I like the four seasons the best amongst all of them. So, I would like to explain some attractions of the four seasons.
There are many ways to enjoy the four seasons in Japan. Japanese always value and have fun it. I’ll give typical examples. Firstly, we enjoy to eat seasonal ingredients. For instance, in spring, we have cherry and spring cabbage. In summer, we eat tomato, edamame and eggplant. In autumn, we enjoy to eat apple, sweet potato and chestnut. And then, in winter, we have Chinese cabbage and pumpkin. I like to eat seasonal ingredients during the season. And I think many Japanese take good care of the seasonal ingredients and eat them while having fun.
Secondly, the distinct climates in Japan allow us to enjoy various fashions. For example, people who live in areas of the mild climate throughout the year can’t wear a coat and sweater. On the other hand, it’s kind of difficult for people who live in areas of the cold climate throughout the year to wear a sorts and sandals. However, in japan, we can try many different types of fashions because of the four seasons.
Japanese have valued their traditions for a long time. Then, the four seasons is one of the most important traditions in Japan. So, I would like to cherish my country’s traditions.

It's wonderful to see how people of different cultures gather together to celebrate.
Here in Brazil, the most famous celebration is of course the Carnival, specially in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Recife.
But Brazil is as big as its variety of traditions. Beyond Carnival, we also have Parintins in the Amazon, Oktoberfest in the South, Barretos in Southeast and the one I wanna talk about: the June Festivals.
Also known as São João, these celebrations are as important as Carnival in the Northeast of Brazil. It happens, obviously, in June, and celebrates some Saints of the Catholic Church. It has a lot of typical dances, food (most of them made with corn), clothing and activities, such as lighting bondfires, launch baloons and fireworks.

Hi to everyone!, I was reading about a lot of interesting traditions around the world. I'm from Colombia, in this country we have a lot of traditions and festivals, one of the most knowed is San Pedro Festival, diferents cities celebrate it. the goverment allocates a budget to this tradition, so during 3 days there are parades across the main avenues with dancers which performance the tipical dance of the city, they wear tipical costumes, also there is a parade with the most beautiful women in the region and at the end of the San Pedro festival juries choose the year's queen. Usually peopel originaly from the city and some tourist dacing and drink alcohol while they appreciate the parade. Also is traditional to taste the tipical meals like Lechona (pork with chickpeas) and Tamal (yellow rice with chicken and pork wrapped in banana leaf), I know that it sounds stranges for foreigners but trust me! it's delicious. In summary it's a great event to have fun with friend and family and appreciate traditions like the tipical dances.

Hi! Really interesting traditions here guys! I am from Argentina, and in my country, we celebrate the 25th of May because its the day of the revolution, when we become independent from Spain, in 1810.
It is a very important day for us, and there are celebrations in all the cities of the country. People eat "locro" and "empanadas", all traditionals foods. There are shows in the street and at nignt there are fireworks at the "cabildo" the place where the revolution started. It is a very important date and we love to celebrate.

It's very interesting to know about the culture and traditions of other parts of the world. My county India is famous across the world due to its rich culture and traditions which has become our identity also. Throughout the year we celebrate many festivals following different traditions. Each of which is carrying forward a message to the next generation. Holi is one of them. Also known as the festivals of colours, Holi is celebrated in the month of March. This ancient tradition marks the end of winter and herald of spring. It also honours the triumph of good over evil. A day before the festival is the evening of bonfires. People light bonfires of dead leaves ,twigs and wooden sticks ,dance and sings around to commemorate the saving of Prahlad(a mythical character)and burning of his wicked aunt. Next day people throw colours on each others ,visits each others place, make delicious dishes of which 'gujiya' is very famous. This is a day where people forget about their enemities and embrace each other with love and friendship.

So cool to read about everyone’s home tradition. they like the most. I’m from Ethiopia. I will tell you about special tradition we have as Oromo people in Ethiopia. It’s called Irreechaa. Basically Irreechaa is thanksgiving holiday of Oromo people in Ethiopia. We celebrate Irreechaa to thanks god the blessings and mercies the received throughout the previous year.The Irreechaa festival is celebrated every year at the beginning of spring, new season after the dark and rainy winter season. The thanksgiving is celebrated at sacred lakes across Oromia. Last year in 2019, the festival was celebrated into the nation’s capital Addis Ababa for the first time.

It's clear from the history, that past was cruel as well as magical

Hello guys. Nice to know more about others cultures and traditions. I´m from Brazil, and for me, the most important and traditional event is June Party. In this celebration there´s a lot of dances, food and bonfire, there´s a traditional drink, called "quentão" (hotwine). Here in Brazil, there´s a lot of celebrations, like Carnival, and others religious events.

It's very nice tradition that refers to the history of your country , i feel excitement to read such like this ..
thank you