What is tradition and what is their role in modern society
Human history is measured in millennia. Every nation tried to leave behind something of value to their descendants. From generation to generation passed on family values, recipes, knowledge and customs.
What is tradition? The word comes from the Latin "traditio" which means "to transfer something". In Roman times it was understood literally by applying when it was about the transfer of an object (material values). Later this concept was used when talking about the transfer of knowledge and cultural heritage from generation to generation. Traditions carry information about how was life for centuries, contain a lot of colorful, interesting and intelligent.
National music, dances, crafts lately very popular. Most people began to show them great interest. This is not surprising. To know the history and the cultural customs of his people, dignified and very interesting. To understand what the traditions as they appear, the role played in the history of every nation, in folk museums and exhibitions of folk art.
Mardi Gras has come down to us from pagan culture. It is a farewell to winter, accompanied by great joy associated with the expectation of warmth and spring renewal of the world.
Carnival, celebration which survived until our days, is enough long been and the new year. As is known, in Russia the XIV century to the beginning of the year was March. So in this period gave generous feast and fun. The people carnival is called "reserialize", "glutton". What is a celebration? These are folk festivals, accompanied by traditional rituals, dances and songs.
Festivities at the carnival lasts seven days and is preceded by lent. Traditionally pancakes, and also for you to be here all week. Sunday routine to ask forgiveness from each other and burn in effigy.
Christmas in Russia
What is the tradition of celebrating Christmas in Russia, we know firsthand. This day brings warmth and hope to many people in our country. That is why most people prepare for it with trepidation. Housing is decorated with relevant decorations, which have their own symbolic meaning.
In all countries, Christmas is celebrated according to certain traditions. In Russia since ancient times it is customary to observe a 40-day Nativity fast, and on the eve of the holiday (6th January) to enjoy millet gruel with honey and poppy seeds, which is called "sochivo".
Christmas traditions in Russia are followed to this day. There should be a minimum of 12 dishes corresponding to the number of apostles. Among them, meat dishes and snacks, variety of drinks and delicacies.
Christmas connect the various folk omens and divination. In Russia young girl read her boyfriend. It was believed that on the eve of the holiday can be navarotit yourself wealth and happiness.