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everyone tell us some traditions that aren't famous about your country?
naruto Mar 13, 2015

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Mar 13, 2015 taka_from_tokyo
Thanks, naruto for posting a topic to talk about.
Can I just make one quick cofirmation on your question?

When you said "traditions that aren't famous about your country", did you mean it as "traditions that are famous in your country but not so much known to other countries" or as "traditions that are not so common anymore in your country"?

I just wanted to understand your question clearly in the first place before starting the discussion.
Mar 13, 2015 naruto
I mean traditions that are famous in your country but not for other countries


Mar 13, 2015 naruto
In Lebanon our native dishes are Tabbouleh and houmous Bil Tahiny

Our people celebrate pride in about three days.

We throw rice and flowers in the air in celebrations.

Today hookah is very popular and stylish that men and women use it all time and everywhere.




Mar 13, 2015 taka_from_tokyo
when do you eat Tabbouleh and houmous Bil Tahiny?
Do you eat them regulary or on some special occasion?
Mar 13, 2015 naruto
We eat them as a launch or dinner, and in some particular events like weddings


Mar 14, 2015 Lucasta
Hi Taka,
I've read that today is happend to be the "White Day" in Japan, in which all men give presents, cakes and celebrate with their beloved women on 14 March every year.
I think that is interesting, for we don't have that tradition in my country.
Will you please tell us more about this special day?
Are you going to celebrate it today?
Mar 14, 2015 taka_from_tokyo
haha, Luasta, to be precise, it's not "all men".

The day is kind of a reply celebration to Valentine's day. If you have recieved some kind of gifts or, for most cases, chocolate on the Valentine's day, then the guy has to give girls gifts or cookies or candies in return. People say guys have to return something three times as valuable as what he got for Valentine.
Mar 14, 2015 taka_from_tokyo
As for mine, one of my daughter gave me a chocolate on the Valenttine's day, so I'm going to buy something sweet for her.
Mar 14, 2015 Lucasta
Wow that's wonderful Taka!
Thanks for the explanation, but I think you should get something sweet to your wife too in this lovely day, for I guess, she will be super happy if you do and surprise her.
This is only my opinion, as I know how women may think and feel. ;)
Mar 15, 2015 naruto
Are you celebrate in the beginning of spring on 21 Mars?



In our country just Christian who celebrate. What about your countries?
Mar 15, 2015 Lucasta
Hi naruto,
Did you mean by celebrating on 21 Mars, the ''Mother's Day''?
Mar 15, 2015 naruto
Yes, Mothers day or any festival You celebrate in this day.


Mar 16, 2015 sara.merola
That's a difficult question..
In my opinion, we have a lot of religious traditions but It's impossible to explain them. In the south of Italy for example we celebrate Saint Joseph by cooking a lot of things like Zeppole di San Giuseppe:
http://blog.giallozafferano.it/ilricettariodijo/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/zeppole_san_giuseppe.jpg
Mar 16, 2015 Romeji
A peculiar tradition of my country, Philippines, is we Filipinos do "simbang gabi." Simbang gabi happens every December 16 to December 24. In simbang gabi, we go to church every 3:00 AM or 4:00 AM, after that we eat traditional Filipino foods like bibingka, suman, puto, puto bong-bong, biko and many more. We call the eating part "pamainit." Pamainit is like snack before breakfast.
Mar 16, 2015 Romeji
We have a superstitious belief that whoever completed the simbang gabi his/her wish will be granted.
Mar 16, 2015 Romeji
I am sorry that I used the word "peculiar." I think, the more appropriate word is "unique."
Mar 16, 2015
Only 3/4 days left to our two of the most famous persian traditions called Charshanbeh Suri and Norouz.
The night of Charshanbeh Suri we jump over the bonfire in the hope of getting rid of all illnesses and misfortunes,
The other day sitting around Haft Sin and reciting Hafez we celeberate Norouz,the first day of spring season which marks the Persian New Year.
Mar 16, 2015 taka_from_tokyo
bahar,
I don't know why, but people seem to like to jump over bonfire or walk over it all ove the world. In Japan, monks walk over bonfire to celebrate and wish for healthy new year.
Mar 16, 2015 naruto
The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is a United Nations–sanctioned international holiday for the promotion of diversity issues. It is currently held on May 21.
Diversity Day, officially known as "The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development", is an opportunity to help communities understand the value of cultural diversity and learn how to live together in harmony. It was adopted in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Mar 18, 2015
Hi taka,
that sounds cool
our traditional Nouruz Persian New Year meal is "Sabzi Polo Mahi"
Rice with herbs and served with fried fish and other foods include :
Kookoo Sabzi -- an herbed omelet;
Reshteh Polo -- chunks of lamb with rice and noodles;
Dolmeh Barg -- grape leaves stuffed with a mixture of rice and ground lamb; and
Shekar Polo -- a sweet rice pilaf.
Mar 18, 2015 taka_from_tokyo
hi, naruto
Thanks for sharing about the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. I googled it and went to the UN official site. The website was really inspiring. I added it on my favorite list. Thanks!

hi, bahar
Sabzi Polo Mahi, I checked it on youtube. It looks good! I want to try it someday.
Mar 19, 2015 naruto
You're welcome taka
Mar 19, 2015 Lucasta
Hi everyone, sorry I'm late!

There will be a national holiday in my country on 21 of March to celebrate the ''Mother's Day'' event!
We'll arrange a small party for my mom with presents and sweets, just to show her our gratitude and thankfulness for everything she has done -and still do- for us.
I'm so excited. ^_^
Mar 20, 2015 taka_from_tokyo
Happy Mother's Day!
Mar 20, 2015 Lucasta
Thanks my dear friend. :)
Mar 20, 2015 naruto
Happy Mother's day for all of you guys
Mar 20, 2015 Lucasta
Thanks naruto, I wish you a very happy Mother's Day too. :)