Traditions are an important part of our national identity and should be preserved at all costs Name: Martine I agree that traditions are an important part of our national identity and should be preserved at all costs. I believe keeping a national identity is especially important for expats because they do not live in their home country where their traditions are held. That means they cannot always be carried out their traditions because it can be inappropriate in the country they are currently living in. This means that expats may feel like their tradition is vanishing. Therefore tradition is crucial, so that people do not lose their national identity. I am an expat student, but I love keeping traditions of my home country, Norway. The reason for that is that because I live in Singapore, they are not easily maintained for me. That makes me value my traditions much more when I visit Norway during vacations. Since I do not live in Norway it is difficult to keep the same customs and traditions as my friends and family do in Norway. Since they are difficult to maintain I feel that my national identity is fading away. Tradition should be preserved at all cost. Some people believe that a dynamic tradition that changes over time is very bad. This is not right. I do not think that a tradition that is changing over time means that it is not preserved. I think the change is a part of the cultureâ€™s national identity. Development. Traditions are even disappeared because they are static traditions, which mean they have been carried out for years exactly as they were made. Is it not better to keep a tradition with slightly changes, than not having the tradition at all? Therefore, traditions should be preserved at all cost even though they are slightly developing as people remodel. In conclusion, I believe traditions are an important part of our national identity and should be preserved at all costs. I think so because expats are in danger of losing their national identity, which make their traditions more crucial for them, and even though traditions are changing, that is a part of the national identity of the peopleâ€™s development into the future.