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Remember your holiday traditions

Mary Jurkonis, Sierra Sun

“The young cannot teach tradition to the old.”

-A Beninese Proverb

Tradition, according to the dictionary, is an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action or behavior, as in a religious practice or social custom.

The holiday season is the time of year when we rely on the traditions handed down to us from generation to generation, reliving the memories of years past and the people that shaped our lives.

Traditions are those things that help us bring the magic of the season to our children. Seeing the smile in their eyes as they experience the joyful spirit that is brought by celebrating the holiday.

How many of us still relive those traditions each year? I know I do. Traditions around my family’s house were from a German mom who would bake dozens of Christmas cookies including the most impressive gingerbread men you’ve ever seen. Or, decorating the tree, complete with my father’s cursing about the lights and my mom’s insistence that each ornament be hung just so. As I was decorating my tree this year, I found myself hanging each ornament in its proper place. I also spent time digging out all of mom’s cookie recipes so that the traditions she instilled in me could be shared with family and friends.

But, the most important part of any holiday tradition is sharing the time with those that matter most in your life. Take the time this year to relive old traditions and start new ones. Whether you are decorating the tree, lighting the Menorah or celebrating Kwanzaa, all of us here at the Sierra Sun wish you much happiness in celebrating your traditions.

Mary Jurkonis is the publisher of the Sierra Sun, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza and Tahoe World.

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