In many respects, according to how people celebrate holidays, family events or national celebrations, one can determine the lifestyle of people, their characteristics. Even such holidays as the New Year or Christmas, which are considered truly family holidays, are marked differently in each country. It is very important for each people to celebrate holidays by tradition, which persist for many years.
These traditions are unique and individual in their own way, because they were collected by our ancestors and passed down from generation to generation. The common traditions that exist in each country unite society. However, family traditions and values are completely different and if you lose these values, you can reverse the notion of the family.
For the inhabitants of Monaco it is the preservation of all traditions that exist and have reached today, become the goal of life. All because at present it is very difficult to preserve what has been so difficult to gather for many years. Young people no longer with such trepidation and respect for the very concept of the family, not to mention the practice of the people in everyday life.
Modern youth is characterized by too free views on life and for Monaco this is also a problem, as for most countries in the world. They can no longer see the world around them with the same eyes as their parents, grandparents. Young people live in a special rhythm of life, which is getting faster and does not allow time to remember those customs that were so important for their parents and for their ancestors.
The preservation of ancient customs should not only concern the society itself, but also the government of the country. In Monaco, there is now a struggle to bring back to all families the traditions and customs that existed before.
What is a traditional family? This is a family in which all relatives are sure that they are loved, that they are always warm and cozy at home, and that they will always be helped at a difficult moment. The larger the family, the more warmly and well each family member receives.
Returning to the fact that holidays are still traditional, one can see that traditions and rituals mean much more than they simply represent compulsory actions.
Christmas party in Monaco is a time when all the family members meet together. Nowadays, it often happens that many people can throw their destinies in different cities and countries, so it’s very rare, it turns out, to get together all together, talk, feel the warmth of relatives and close people. Because of this, such holidays are an excellent occasion, in order to unite the whole family, even if not for long.
In Monaco for Christmas, a rite is held, which has never been violated in any family – it is a rite of the olive branch. This rite is that one of the guests, the youngest or vice versa, the oldest of all takes an olive branch and dips it into a glass of wine. It is necessary that the wine should be aged.
With this olive branch, the guest comes to a brightly lit fireplace and performs before him a prayer and a sign of the cross. After this action, all guests take a sip of wine and sit down at a festive table filled with traditional dishes. On the table at Christmas, round bread is also placed, on which four nuts and olive branches are laid in the form of a cross. Of course, as everywhere in Monaco, Mass is celebrated in churches and churches.
Based on this tradition of celebrating Christmas, you can understand that the inhabitants of Monaco are very religious and celebrate all religious holidays. At present, many of the holidays are forgotten and only the older generation, who remember and honor each of them, are marking them. In some families, even the rite of the olive branch is held somewhat differently, although this rite must be present at the holiday necessarily.
Monaco is also known for its carnivals, which are very fun and bright.Carnival is a celebration for the whole family, when everyone gathers together to see this grandiose performance. Nothing can compare with those dresses and ornaments, with the magnificence of the processions, which can be seen at the carnival.
Residents of Monaco are proud that they have such an event, and the carnival has long been a form of public celebration, especially since the time of the carnival coincides with the time of one of the religious holidays. As a consequence, it is also customary for the carnival to gather together and celebrate this holiday at the table and watching the procession.
To date, in order to revive the spirit of a traditional family, where each person should treat with respect and love for his relatives in educational institutions, they introduce additional classes. In these classes, children will be told about the family in Monaco until recently, which is a traditional family in which all customs and traditions always accompany the life of each person.
The challenge is that children can already at an early age understand how important it is that everyone can have a full and strong family that will shape the whole of society and live for the benefit of their native country. How important it is for a general development to know the concept of family values that can completely change the life of each family member for the better, make everyone much closer and more friendly.
Even the prince of Monaco decided to set an example and return all traditions, customs and rituals to his family and show all Monaco residents what a real family should be like. Each country should have distinctive features, and each people should differ from the others in that it has its own personal characteristics and its own history, which is full of bright events and interesting traditions.
Many people already support their government and try to make changes in their family relations, parents and themselves began to give children more knowledge about their ancestors and instill in them love for a family that has always been a symbol of the strength of Monaco.