The Importance of Traditions The composer Gustav Mahler once said, “Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” With Christmas time among us, I’ve been thinking a lot about traditions. Gothenburg is proud of its Swedish roots, and we’re fascinated with the way things are done in Gothenburg, Sweden. We ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!