Tradition to me is about making memories. When I think back, in high school, we had a conversation on the topic, just before Diwali holidays. There was the general appeal of days off from school, fireworks displays and special meals, but there was much more, personal to each family and adored. One friend said that they eagerly looked forward to Diwali eve. The bonus given at her dad’s workplace, typically on the eve of Diwali, based on the company and employee performance decided the celebration, it could be an extra box of sweets, or a movie night or shopping for clothes. Another friend said their thrill was to be the first in the block to light firecrackers the morning of Diwali. As their neighbors, we knew that, they started off even before dawn on Diwali day, before 6 am! One family tradition I could share is a treasure hunt I put together for my daughter’s birthday. I happened to do that some years back, and she loved it so much, she asks me to do that every year! It tests me as it gets trickier for me to put it together as she gets older and a little bit smarter I would like to believe 😊. She may not remember the birthday present she got each year at the end of the hunt, but maybe the treasure hunt is something she will remember and value later!