With leaves falling off trees and changing colors, and the holidays quickly approaching, families begin celebrating with traditions.
Traditions are defined as inherited, established or customary patterns of thought, action or behavior, according to Merriam Webster.
“Every fall around conference time my family and I go for a drive,” said Kaesi Wilcox, a sophomore studying graphic design. “We drive to the Palisades, near Ririe, Idaho.”
Wilcox said her family goes through Swan Valley in order to get to the Palisades. They have been going on these drives ever since she could remember.
“It is just a beautiful drive,” Wilcox said. “There are mountains and trees with changing leaves; it’s just breathtaking.”
Jeremy Lane, a freshman studying graphic design, said that every fall his family makes traditional Danish cookies called Siroopwafelen, which resemble very thin waffles.
Lane said his whole family is Danish and that they have been making Siroopwafelen since he was a little kid.
“We start making them around the fall and then we usually have them until Christmastime,” Lane said, “It is tradition.”
Keri Rich, a junior studying business marketing, said some of her fondest fall traditions have been when she has made different foods with her family and friends.
“My best friend’s family has this tradition of making homemade donuts,” Rich said. “While all the men are at their priesthood meeting [of General Conference] the women make the donuts and play games.”
Rich said that it is a great bonding experience and that she loves to participate in her friend’s family tradition.
“Uplifting traditions play a significant role in leading us toward the things of the Spirit,” said Donald L. Hallstrom of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Those that promote love for Deity and unity in families and among people are especially important.”