Describe an interesting tradition in your country.
You should say:
- What is it?
- Who takes part in it?
- What activities are there?
- And explain how you feel about it?
Sample Answer of Describe an Interesting Tradition in Your Country.
India is a country of various customs and traditions. I love to take part in almost all festivals. Because it always includes delicious food and fun. On this specific occasion, I’d like to talk about Rakhi. It’s also known as rakhi or Raksha Bandhan. Rakhi is a Hindu tradition and basically celebrated in north India; however, many Sikhs also celebrate this.
It’s celebrated on the full moon of savan i.e. august. On this day, the sister ties a thread on her brother’s wrist as a reminder of his responsibilities toward his sister. In return, he gives her gifts such as clothes, jewellery, etc. The types of rakhis vary and depend upon culture and monetary value. Some sisters tie rakhi made of precious metals such as silver or gold as well. But in the end, Like every other tradition, rakhi is also had great importance. If the sister is married, she will visit her brother’s house to celebrate. This is a great occasion for family reunions and get-togethers. IELTS-Fever Facebook Page
This occasion is a symbol of love and care between brother and sister. I also have a younger brother, and we used to celebrate rakhi since childhood every year. My aunt used to come to our house to tie rakhi along with two cousins. We danced a lot and ate homemade sweets. But since I’m here in Canada and I didn’t see him in the last three years, Rakhi doesn’t remain the same for me. We used to have so much fun, and I miss those golden days.
Sample 2 Describe an Interesting Tradition in Your Country.
Traditions are part and parcel of individual lives; where I belong to India, traditional activities occur. Among them, I would love to discuss one of them is touching the feet of older adults. It shows that person is respecting their family more than anything else. Touching feet of elder, this started all from the ancient days where people used to show their respect to the elder by touching and admiring them thought their life. Whenever I visit my grandparents, I touch their feet as I believe that their blessings protect me. Though it’s now common practice and it will be practised by next generations as well.