My Interview with Grandfather
What changes have you seen in the family or society during your life? Back then, I remember that families were much larger. In my youth, many families had several children and lived with relatives. Today, people tend to live in smaller families and are more distant from each other. I’ve also noticed a change in social attitudes towards certain things like gender roles, sexuality, and diversity.
A: Do you have any stories to share about our religious and ethnocultural heritage? Our family is deeply rooted to our religious and cultural traditions. In my childhood, many families went to church and observed religious holidays. I recall our family gatherings for feasts and special ceremonies at these times. Today, these traditional practices are less important, and people tend to be more agnostic.
Diwali is a Hindu Festival of Lights. It’s a great example of how we celebrate our culture. We have always been very enthusiastic about celebrating this festival, decorating the house with lights and lighting candles. This is the time to share sweets and gifts with family members, as well as spend time together. Even though our culture and society have changed, we still honor and celebrate the tradition.