by Molly Cox
Tradition – n., “the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice” (Dictionary.com)
I chose tradition for this Wednesday’s word of the day because the holiday season (in America, the end of November through the 1st of January) is full of traditions. On Christmas, my family enjoys Christmas dinner together around 4pm, then we gather around the living room to sing Christmas carols and hymns. My mother’s side of the family is full of musical talent, and my uncle brings a new instrument every year. This is one of my favorite Christmas traditions because making music together as a family is calming, especially after helping to prepare a large dinner for 12+ people. But more importantly, the music brings us all together, with the occasional new-comer – boyfriends, girlfriends, new family and good friends.
Happy holidays to all at EC Boston!
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