Episode 29 : Stories of Celebrations in Your Life

by Ian

in Conversation, Podcast, Prompts, Storytelling

How do you celebrate those special events in your life?

End of the year celebrations are the time when we often assemble with family and carry on family and famular traditions that we take for granted but what are the stories of those traditions that we take for granted?

Christmas morning under the Christmas tree, ca. 1935

Christmas morning under the Christmas tree, ca. 1935

There are many events in our lives that we can think of. Just a few of them are:

  • Birthdays
  • Christmas
  • Weddings
  • Funerals
  • Coming of age – Bar Mitzvah, debutant, christenings
  • College/ University ceremonies
  • Reunions
  • Miscellaneous school/sport/community events

The stories of these events are not so much the event itself but the differences in the way these celebration are conducted between, cultures, societies and eras.

  • Christmas drinks at the front, New Guinea

    Christmas drinks at the front, New Guinea Ca. 1945

    How have celebrations changed over time

  • How does your family do things different to other families
  • What were the celebrations that are no longer around
  • What are the unusual happenings within standard celebrations

Take the time to think over your life or consider the events and celebrations in your life and how they may be different to how those same celebrations may have changed since the time of the person you’re recording.

How have things changed in your life or what are the unusual things that have happened? Share your memories in the comments below.

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