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Traditions are a warm and memorable way to celebrate special occasions with friends and family members. Whether your family is typically traditional or not, you probably engage in at least a few age-old traditions. The holidays and even weddings and birthdays are fraught with them. You can give your traditions more significance by bringing the historical background and true meaning of them into life.

All of the holidays have rich historical backgrounds. It is interesting to take a look at how people in centuries past have celebrated various holidays and why. Many of the holidays that we celebrate today have undergone many changes over the years. These changes have cultural significance but sometimes take away from the deeper meaning behind the holiday. By bringing back some of the original intent of the holidays, you can celebrate a history rich in tradition and symbolism.

Christmas is a holiday that is filled with traditions for many families. These traditions have been handed down for generations for most of us. But, Christmas has become a commercial holiday for westerners and has sadly lost much of its significance. While you may not want to take the commercial out of your Christmas holiday, you can give it more depth and importance by remembering the “reason for the season.” Christmas is a religious holiday. It celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ and for Christians around the world it has a deep spiritual meaning. One way that you can combine modern culture with the true reason for celebration is by having a birthday party for Christ. Such an event could be celebrated much like a modern birthday party with cake, ice cream and games. Partygoers would all bring gifts for Christ. These gifts would go to benefit the needy in honor of Christ and his legacy.

Thanksgiving is another holiday that is filled with traditions. Families typically gather for a feast and enjoy each other’s company. Football games and parades are common for this food-filled day. Thanksgiving has its roots with the Pilgrims. They had suffered so much loss and finally in the year 1621, they had a bountiful harvest. They gathered for a feast to celebrate it. Some of the Native Americans who helped them to survive were invited to this feast. Thanksgiving was not celebrated again for a few years after that and it did not become an official holiday until Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. It has undergone many changes throughout its history but the celebration of gratitude is still the reason for this holiday. To bring this historical richness into your Thanksgiving celebration, remember to celebrate your harvest. Your harvest may not be the crops of centuries past, but may instead be the new job you received, the new baby or even a deeper understanding of life. Use this time to say “thanks” to those who have touched your life for the good.

With a little research, you can find the rich and interesting history of every holiday. Combining this information with a little creativity will bring meaning and depth into your holiday traditions.



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