What are traditions and what is their role in modern society?
The history of mankind has thousands of years. Each people tried to leave behind something of value to their descendants. From generation to generation, family values, recipes, knowledge and customs were passed on.
What are traditions? This word comes from the Latin
National music, dances, crafts in the lasttime is very popular. Most people began to show a significant interest in them. This is not surprising. Know the history, as well as the cultural customs of your people - is worthy and very interesting. To understand what traditions are, how they appear, what role is played in the history of each people, it is possible in folk museums and at exhibitions of folk art.
Russian Pancake week
Pancake week got us from pagan culture. It is a farewell to winter, which is accompanied by great joy, associated with the expectation of warmth and spring renewal of the surrounding world.
Maslenitsa, the tradition of celebrating which has survived to our days, is enough
The folk festivals for Shrovetide last seven days andprecede the Great Post. It is traditionally accepted to bake pancakes, and also go to guests all week. On Sunday, it is instituted to apologize to each other and burn a scarecrow.
Christmas in Russia
What is the tradition of celebrating Christmas atterritory of Russia, we know firsthand. It is this day that brings warmth and hope to many residents of our country. That is why most people prepare for him with special trepidation. Housing is decorated with appropriate decor elements, which have their own symbolic meaning.
In all countries, Christmas is celebrated according tocertain traditions. In Russia, it has been customary since a long time to observe a 40-day Christmas fast, and on the eve of the holiday itself (January 6) - treat millet gruel with honey and poppy seeds, which is called "osovo".
Merry Christmas is associated with various folk signs and fortune-telling. In Russia young girls have been wondering at their betrothed. It was believed that on the eve of the holiday you can fascinate yourself with wealth and happiness.