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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, it is nice to read your stories. I'm here to summarise about a tradition that we have in Brazil, it is called Festa Junina (June Party). As you may imagine, it happens in june, winter season in Brazil.

This is a traditional celebration that we have in Brazil. The parties happens on the streets, for all the citizens of the city, or people can make parties in private areas, like in their house or places with bigger space. We have traditional foods, like cakes made out of corn, pop corns, sugar apple, "soup" made out of beans, manioc, and other types of food that we only have in Brazil, such as canjica. We wear traditional costumes at the celebrations. These costumes represents people from rural areas, where the celebration was created.

Every region in Brazil has its own way to celebrate the Festa Junina, but it's the same tradition. We didn't celebrate it this year, 2020, due to coronavirus and the quarentine. I'm excited to celebrate it next year.

Hi everyone!.. it´s great to read all the important and special traditions around the world. I´m from Mexico. One of the most important traditions here is on November 1th and 2th, are the days we celebrate "All Saints Day" and "Day of the Dead". Are the days we remember our ancestors or familiar dead and we commemorate and build offerings to them with food, photos, traditional flowers, alcohol, etc.
The Disney movie "Coco" it´s based on this tradition, is beautiful... i really recommend to watch it!
Thanks for reading! ;)

Hi everyone !
It is very interesting and informative to read about the traditions from different parts of the world. I am originally from Myanmar but I have been living in Singapore for 5 years.
We have a lot of traditions and festivals in Myanmar. Among them the tradition I like the most is the Thadinkyoot Festival (I do not how to put it in English so I spell it how it sound in Myanmar).
It is celebrated in October every year. Our Lord of Buddha paid a visit to his mother to to deliver his teaching to her as an expression of his gratitude. The festival commemorate it.
Every house light up candles and kids play with firework. People visit their relatives and teachers and Pay homage to teachers and elderly.
The best thing I like about is that we receive pocket money from our parents and relatives.
Now I am a grown up and it is my turn to give pocket money to my nieces :).

Please feel free to correct my mistakes if any.
Thanks

so cool to read about the buddhism , I think it's an interesting religion and I'm looking fordward to learn more, thanks for sharing one of your traditions.

Hi everyone,
It's cool to read about everyone's home tradition! I'm from Spain but I've been living abroad for 10 years and the thing I missed the most was the Night of the Three Kings.
The best thing about the Night of Three Kings is the magic. The night before January sixth, all the family members put their shoes near a window or door and go to sleep. Next morning, everyone has one or more presents there.
This happens every year in January and my favourite thing is that this is not only for kids because the Three Magicians come to each house in Spain.

I would like to summarize an important day in our tradition in Mozambique , that we called Gwaza Muthini it's means Marracuene battle's in 3th on February and coincide in Heroes day .Every year in this day the Distrit of Marracuene receive many peoples of differents party of Mozambique and other country, that cames to see the exit of Rhinoceros in the river during the celebration , where we make a tradition ceremony , drinking a traditional beer called canhu while waiting for the Rhinoceros exit for bless the ceremony and kill them for meals.

Hi, I would like to say one small story from our tradition, every 7th July it is Chinese Valentine's day. This special day comes from an original love story. Basically there are 7 beautiful princesses living in the palace above the sky, one day the little princess furtively came to the earth for some fun, on her way she met a charming boy who was herding his cow, they fell in love when they looked into the eyes of each other. When the queen knew what her daughter fell in love with a normal people on the earth, she dispatched the soldier to take the princess away from the cowboy. From then onwards the princess had to cry for her love everyday, and finally she was permitted to meet the cowboy once a year on the 7th July. That is how this special come, and now it is defined as Valentine's Day for the lover, hope all the lovers in the world will be well and happy.

Good morning to all the students.
It was nice to read some other traditions around the world, and it's good to see people participating in the forum so congrats for your effort!
I'm from Barcelona, Spain but I am living in Madrid, another city around 600km of distance since 2001 year, and one of the miss the most is the Saint John's eve celebration on 23th Juny. We celebrate the summer solstice specially in the cities of the north and east-coast. People make bonfires and throw firecrackers all night long, usually with your family so it is quite fun to see it and participate. During the night, we ate a kind of cake called "Coca de San Juan", typically from Catalonia.
I remember many nights with friends and family having a good time, so if you have the opportunity to go there, you will have a really nice experience.
Thanks for reading!
Kind regards,
Juan Carlos

The tradition I mostly like and miss is the family gathering on the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
When I was young, we used to wake up at 06.00 Am on the first day of the Eid and went to pray at the mosque. Then we got back to the home, drank a cup of coffee, wore our new clothes, and went to our grandparent’s house. The whole members of our family were meeting there and exchanging talks and laughs. After that, we started visiting every single family we know in the village from sunrise until sunset. The kids were playing together or went to parks whereas the parents were eating and having a conversation.
Unfortunately, we lost our village, most of our relatives and our houses because of the war at Syria, so we are no longer doing that. Instead, we are spending the Eid these days watching movies and cooking. It is really sad and lonely.

I loved your post. All the best for you and your family

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