Tag Archives: celebration


Maypole Dance at Waldorf School

This friend told me this story late at night in the kitchen on May 1, 2021. We were surrounded by four other friends who moved in and out of the room, and he spoke about his experience attending annual Maypole celebrations at a New York (Ghent) Waldorf School. * “I went to a very alternative… Continue Reading »

Dia del Niño

Background: Informant is a 22 year old first generation Mexican American. Main Piece: Interviewer: Are there any special holidays or traditions that you celebrate with your family? Informant: There is a holiday called Dia del niño which is celebrated on April 30th in Mexico. We don’t live in Mexico but we still celebrate in on… Continue Reading »

Black Joy Parade

Context: The informant is my sister (LC) who lives in Oakland and has become an active participant in the community. Main Text: “A celebration that I attended was this one in Oakland called ‘The Black Joy Parade’ in February. The celebration uses joy as a form of resistance to celebrate all the achievements and culture… Continue Reading »

Russian New Year’s Eve Food

Context: The informant is a Russian-American-Bulgarian woman who spent the first half of her life in Russia. She currently resides in Boston, MA and the interview took place over zoom in which I interviewed her about the Russian folklore that she grew up with and that she feels represents the Russian people and culture. Transcribed… Continue Reading »