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  • How do people feel about a change to their rituals?
  • How do people feel about a change to their rituals?
    Halil Ibrahim Cetinkaya (2021) ©
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I always do it like this! The science of ritual disruption

With the pandemic having turned life upside down, how are people responding when their beloved rituals get disrupted? Canvas8 spoke to Daniel Stein from the University of California about the importance of rituals in modern life and why altering them can make people upset.

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Mince pies, pigs in blankets, and Christmas puddings aren’t typically on the shopping list in the summer, but Aldi changed that. In June 2021, the budget supermarket launched Junemas – a chance to enjoy the festivities the UK had to miss out on in 2020. It’s not the only business that’s bending tradition – Pret similarly launched its infamous Christmas sandwich five months early. [1]From skipping out on graduations, baby showers, or church to delayed birthday celebrations, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, there are plenty of rituals that people have had to forgo, ...

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