Tag Archives: birthday tradition


“Thôi nôi”: Vietnamese 1st Birthday Celebration

Main Piece: A: It’s like a birthday. Your friends, family [are invited], cook food, give you something like– like baby clothes, toys… but it’s different like, I have to do a tray. I put on scissors… hammer… mirror… cái này là gì– chỉ, everything like on the tray. Then let the baby pick. The first… Continue Reading »

Pork and Sauerkraut and Birthday Wishes

Main Piece: This is a transcription of the informant’s New Year’s Day tradition. “Every New Year’s Day we always go over to my brother’s house with all the extended family, cousins, aunts, uncles, everyone. He is a really good cook and makes a giant roast pork and sauerkraut meal that we have been doing since… Continue Reading »

Seaweed Soup

Main Piece: Seaweed Soup is a popular traditional Korean dish. Original script: 미역국 Phonetic (Roman) script: Miyeok-guk Translation: Seaweed soup The following is transcribed and translated from a conversation between the interviewer and the informant. Informant: Out of all the Korean soup dishes, and there are lots and lots of it, miyeok guk (seaweed soup) probably… Continue Reading »