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Most people have forgotten the meaning behind traditional or religious festivals

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Most people have forgotten the meaning behind traditional or religious festivals; during festival periods, people nowadays only want to enjoy themselves.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Celebrating festivals offer a glimpse into past generation’s traditions, faiths and culture. While some individuals religiously celebrating the real meaning of the occasions, others, however celebrated the festivities all by themselves. While I might agree with the latter decision, I would not necessarily agree with their overall view of the celebration. 

To begin with, a festival is a great way to educate young generations about a certain traditions, customs and beliefs that could be pass onto generations. The concept of such celebration is to build social cohesion to enrich family and community’s relations while indulging in fun activities. Take Christians for instance, Christians celebrated Christmas to remember the birth of Jesus Christ and is considered sacred religious celebration. This holiday is synonymous with traditions of everything from popular customs such as giving gifts, attending mid-night mass and decorating Christmas trees. Festival is indeed an excellent opportunity to bring humans together to strengthen ties and preserve the tradition, religion and cultural identity of a place. 

In contrast, some people seems gradually forgotten the religious meaning and cultural specific significance of the festivals. As time went on, other people look at holidays as just a social construct designed to drive sales and they rather spend and enjoy the holidays alone. Although, I agree with this view, however, majority of people still celebrated festivals sacredly. After all, the core purpose of festivals is to motivate human being to be better people, to forget all worries and bring out positivity to the world.

To sump up, festivals contributed immensely in uniting the family and the mass. Although, others slowly unremembered the real meaning of some occasions. However, celebrating festival is still a great opportunity to give people a reason to smile, connect with love ones and to celebrate the positive side of life. 

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