Everyday we read about the historic events that took place over the centuries. But did we take some time out and look at our history? What our ancestors did and how did we reach today, here. So, on December 23 we celebrate roots day. Roots day encourages the families to dig into and explore their lineage. So here at Bragsocial, we bring you a little history and the reason how we should celebrate roots day.
People have migrated from different parts of the world in search for a better place to live and start a family. Religious prosecution to hunger and poverty motivated the families to migrate and start fresh. Many had to take part in wars and had to leave their countries and settle in a better place. Therefore, one should learn about their ancestral heritage.
Roots day is being celebrated from last forty years. More importantly, it falls just a couple days before Christmas. So it emphasize the meaning and importance of family especially during the time of holiday. Every holidays spent with the all and any kind of family is a holiday spent well. So without a doubt roots day has to fall before the holidays to dig into your heritage.
How to Celebrate
By looking into your roots would be the best way to celebrate roots day. Sit with your parents, grandparents or any adult members and discuss about your ancestors. Find out how you came to the country, in what wars did your ancestors took part in and all the adventures they went through. However, you never know how many interesting facts you could find about your bloodline.
“People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”- Marcus Garvey
One must know the origin of their culture and heritage. it depicts what you really are. You never know how rich your history might be. This roots day, go down the memory lane with your grandparents and learn about your lineage, origin and ancestors on this December 23.