Festivities and practices

From Elävän perinnön wikiluettelo

Festivities, practices and rituals are important traditions which structure the lives of communities. Practices and rituals are shared with others, and help to strengthen identities. They are closely intertwined with communities’ world views and understandings of their own history. Practices, rituals and festivities can be a sign of the change of the seasons, a phase of a person’s life, or significant agricultural events. They can be the shared legacy of a nation or a tradition passed from generation to generation in a small community.

See also Juhlat ja tavat and Högtider och seder.