Tradition

New rules for weddings mean certain traditions have been ruled out or alerted because of the coronavirus. A wedding planner runs us through the dos and don'ts - from washing your hands after exchanging rings to social distancing during the ceremony.
The PM broke an election tradition by voting in Westminster, rather than in his Uxbridge and Ruislip South constituency.
AmaXhosa women want to play a bigger role in cultural rituals.
Once you've had at least five prosecco engagement celebrations and you've received too many cards to fit in your ridiculously over-priced studio flat in the outskirts of London, it's time to get serious and get a plan together. So here's seven points to help you out.
Christmas does indeed get the greater share of focus, and I have focused on it primarily due to my background, my grandfather was an Anglican Vicar and my primary school was Church of England, so I can't help but associate this period with the Christian church which is my own failing.
Beneath all of this frivolity, cynicism and forced humour there is a more serious note. Christmas is hard, and for many reasons for many people. And when the over excited, overgrown kids start ramming it down your throat on the 1st of November, those of us who don't 'feel' the magic have just that bit longer to feel crap about it.
People were being given a chance to make Shakespeare their own, and in the magnificent Globe theatre no less, who were not usually given this chance. And they were being given the chance to do so on their own terms, in ways that resonated with them
Only when we understand the mere symbolic function that ritual sacrifice has nowadays, will we be able to eradicate the need for it and perhaps further succeed in the attempts of a universal understanding and denouncement of animal cruelty that is not necessarily culturally relative.
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