In the March 1986 issue of the Ensign, a magazine distributed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, there was an article titled, "Traditions Worth Keeping". I would like to place an excerpt here for you to read:
"Cultural can enrich family life too. Some families inherit unique national and customs from their parents or grandparents. Other families adopt customs because of an interest in other cultures of the world. On May Day in France, for example, it is traditional to exchange flowers—lilies of the valley—as a symbol of friendship. In Mexico, the breaking of the pinata—a decorated container filled with gifts and candies—is a highlight of family fun on special occasions. Colorful like these are to be found in all cultures."
Cultural traditions are not to dismissed or looked down upon. Cultural traditions can help a person define who they are what is important for, or to, them. By following family, cultural traditions, descendants are creating invisible bonds, or connections with their fathers who came before them. A part of our ancestry, or history, comes alive within us and tells us who we are, and who we can be.
Above all remember this: Family is the most important tradition of all to pass on. We must teach our children the importance of family and make sure they understand the "Family Proclamation" and all that is discussed therein.