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Tradition and everyday life

Tradition is not only to be found at the numerous church festivals, the annual St. Nicholas ceremonies, the folklore evenings or the traditional festivities.

Perhaps you prefer the quieter tones that is to say the traditions contained in the legends that people are still keen to tell each other, for instance.

Take the old tradition where it was usual to give houses certain names. Names which very often took the place of the family name of the people who lived in the houses. Hence, a native of the Allgäu is frequently asked which house he belongs to and not what his name is!

Most traditions come from nature, and indeed, they will continue to be passed on by nature. People in this corner of the world couldn’t care less what the fashion designers dictate, for they have long since realized that you can’t wear tradition as any clothing you can buy, you can only wear it in your heart.