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Traditions... Each country has its own traditions. Some people say that traditions don't allow people to accept something new in their life, the others say that traditions are part of who we are, something that we inherited from our forfathers. Traditions about guests, wedding's traditions...
Do you like traditions? And what is the most famous tradition in your country or culture?
Feb 21, 2018 5:15 PM
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Oh, I can't give you a straight answer to that, but I feel that I really, really, really have to mention the opening keynote song from the Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof. It's based on stories by the Yiddish author, Sholom Aleichem, and set in a Jewish settlement in imperial Russia in the early 1900s. It was a huge hit on Broadway in 1964 and continues being revived and performed. The opening number is entitled "Tradition," and the story centers around the conflicts between tradition and modernity. It opens with the line, "Without tradition, we would be... like a fiddler on the roof!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWSoYCetG6A

Tradition, tradition! Tradition!


Who, day and night, must scramble for a living,

Feed a wife and children, say his daily prayers?

And who has the right, as master of the house,

To have the final word at home?

The Papa, the Papa! Tradition!


Who must know the way to make a proper home,

A quiet home, a kosher home?

Who must raise the family and run the home,

So Papa's free to read the holy book?

The Mama, the Mama! Tradition!


At three, I started Hebrew school. At ten, I learned a trade.

I hear they've picked a bride for me. I hope she's pretty.

The son, the son! Tradition!


And who does Mama teach to mend and tend and fix,

Preparing me to marry whoever Papa picks?

The daughter, the daughter! Tradition!


February 21, 2018

Well India have lots of traditions and they are really amazing but few of them are like kanyadan during wedding .

Second is Atithi devo bhavah It means “the guest is equivalent to god”.

And most famous and well known tradition is welcoming others with a word NAMASTE .it  is one of the most popular Indian customs


February 21, 2018
Oh this is a very crucial issue that I was discussing with my friends lately. From my point of view I see that in most countries we consider the traditions are principles above criticism, or principles we can't change or even erase from our behaviors, I am totally disagree with this attitude because I see that those traditions had made by humans like us so there's a big probability of mistakes within them, and I see a large proportion of the traditions and custom we are following are really very bad, sometimes traditions are the source of anxiety and concerns in our life. So the best solution is to get rid of them and help everyone to think and identify his way of thinking, interfering in people's affairs is something unpreferable
February 21, 2018
Wearing Kofiyaa :)
February 21, 2018
besides June Festival that @Ana explained, I think carnival is a big tradition in Brazil. Many schools take part in the parade during the weekend and later there's a voting to determine which was the best... But I rather June Festival because I eat a lot hahaha
February 21, 2018
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