Tag Archives: Family Traditions


The Yulenissa

Context The interviewee is one of my housemates and we often engage in conversation about his Danish heritage. This folklore is a myth that he continues to practice as part of a family tradition. ——————————————————————————————————— Performance The following is transcribed from the story told by the interviewee. “On Christmas growing up, we have this thing… Continue Reading »

Holiday tradition

The following was recorded from a conversation I had on the phone with my mother, marked JS. She described to me a few holiday traditions as well as rituals she did throughout her childhood. Below is one of the rituals.   JS: “We always used to leave our shoe outside on St. Nicholas Day which… Continue Reading »

Greek Easter

A is an 18-year-old woman. She is currently studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. She considers her nationality to be American, but more specifically she is one quarter Greek Cypriote, one quarter German and half Argentinian. that being said, she strongly identifies with her Greek roots. She is fluent in both English and Greek,… Continue Reading »