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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 Jesus and I just started to learn english. I have a cuestion, do you remember all of post with all details?? becase I always forgot some information. Hahahaha
Only happens to me?

Im from Venezuela, South America. My favorite tradition is to ask bendición/blessing to your oldest relatives, like parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. So, everytime you see them, the first thing that you have to do is to ask for their blessing, their response always is: God bless you. After that you can talk about everything.

so cool to read about cultural tradion from all over the world. ın turkey there are many kind of activties depends on geopraphical area. Most those activities like cultural heritage. Unfurtonely nowadays it could no be hold on as a regular I will only try to explain kissing hand on eid . This is a kind of respect seremony to older people.

I like this festival I hope one day I will celebrate this festuval in the UK, I love traveling and exploring different culteres and attending to different festivals
for example in Mexico there is a festival about dead people, but never been to in these kind of festivals.

I like Thingyan festival best. We celebrate it by pouring water to others. In the past time, people poured water with a bunch of Thapyay adding in a silver water bowl. This festival is interested by most people since it is summer time and Thingyan water festival is being matched.

Nice to read some traditions all over the world! Here in Brazil we have an amazing party that happens on June. It's June's Party. We have traditional dance, clothes and food. It's typical of countryside, but I think we celebrate this in the whole territory.

It's so cool to learn about the traditions in other countries and cultures. I'm from Colomibia and one special day in the year is the last day in the year, specificaly december 31th. When is 12o'clock at nigth, Many people burn a manikin or doll filled with fireworks (called old year) remembering the year finishing. These dolls usually represent politics, characters or anything with sarcasm, cinism or humor.

İt is really exciting read other peoples comments and learn their cultures. in my country we have a really pleasant day which is 23rd April National Sovereignty and Childrens Day. it isn't just childrens day in Turkey it's includes all the childrens. İn that day childrens from all around the world coming to Turkey and all over the country celebrations are held. 23rd April was opening Grand National Assembly of Turkey and one of most important day of the Turkish struggle. I should add that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk -our leader- who gifted this day to all children said "Little ladies, little gentlemens! You are all a future rose, star. You are the one who will literally drown the country. Think about how important and valuable you are and work accordingly. It does a lot of you. "

Its so good for me to complete my study. To live in other country and to have such an experience. First i studied in nursing school then i had a job in a hospital wich is near to my house, then i didnt expect that i will feel so bad about it because i juste cant stay like that without completing my studies in the university

Wonderful to know about other's culture! I'm from Indonesia and we have a very diverse community with hundreds of tribes, cultures, and languages. Indonesia is a muslim majority country and we celebrate Eid al-Fitr (end of the Ramadan month when muslim is required to fast) with a tradition called mudik. Basically, mudik means gathering with our parents, grandparents, and all the other member of the big fam, enjoying the festive and maintain the relations with our family. It's a big tradition because hundreds of thousands of people move to their hometown. Not only the muslim do this tradition, but also the other religion as well.

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