are we talking about culture or traditions.. i guess they pretty much are the same thing. but to me culture is more apart of the general idea's on society, what we think and stuff. but when ur talking about wearing some stuff or cermonies and stuff. i think thats more about traditions and stuff.
anywho, it is true that most people don't know much about their backgrounds. mainly cause of immigrations and because we have taken up the values of that country and we know nothing else cause nobody has told us any different. and well if i was to track down what eithnic group i belong to, well that might get a little confusing, there are so many over in europe and to be honest over the year u could be apart of alot of them.
but if u look at it. what is the purpose unless self identiy to find out about ur lost culture. sure u might have something to brag about but other than that i don't think its much good thinking that far back into the past. so i'm happy enough to just stick with my country's culture, values and stuff. as for traditions well they are interesting, especially other countries.