Category Archives: Holidays

Holidays and holiday traditions


British Celebration of Guy Fawkes Night

Interviewer: So why do you celebrate Guy Fawkes Night? Informant: It was a big part of my childhood. I remember going to Bonfire Night Parties. So the month prior to the 5th of November, the actual date, families and friends would gather old furniture and sweep up leaves, a lot of fallen leaves, and anything… Continue Reading »

Dragon Boats Legend

Piece It was originally a native tribe holiday. A dragon boat competition. Rowboat? Like rowboats competition, in the beginning of summer and you had lots of special food. After the festival, the weather stays warm. In the old days, China was always a kingdom. This was before China unified to one kingdom. At that time,… Continue Reading »

Japanese New Year Feast

Piece Every year, the informant cooks a Japanese New Year Feast for their family. It is an all-day affair where hundreds of guests, friends and family, can come and go to eat lunch and/or dinner and socialize with those present. The informant makes the following traditional dishes: Ozoni (rice cake in vegetable soup) is the… Continue Reading »

Tsougrisma

The following is a transcribed interview conducted over a video chat between me and interviewee, hereby further referred to as SM. Me: So how do you celebrate Easter? SM: Well, not all families do this, but my family plays this game every Easter called tsougrisma, it’s a Greek name but many countries have their variations,… Continue Reading »

Ukrainian Easter Traditions

The following is a transcribed interview between me and interviewee, hereby further referred to as MT. MT: We are Greek Catholics, so that’s basically between Greek orthodox and Roman Catholic and so we celebrate on the Greek Orthodox Easter, which is a week after the popular Roman Catholic Easter. Me: Ok, and how do you… Continue Reading »