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Peruvian New Years Tradition: 8 Grapes on Years

AS is a USC game design major who’s family hails from Peru, she enjoys spreadsheets, Dungeons and Dragons, and spreadsheets about Dungeons and Dragons. ——————————————————————————————————————— Interviewer(MW): So you mentioned earlier that in Peru some holidays are celebrated differently? AS: okay so I guess I’ll start off with New Year’s so there’s like two weird holidays… Continue Reading »

The Peach Boy in Hawaii

Main Piece Informant: “A story that I heard a lot growing up was about this boy who was born from a peach. They called him Momotarō. He was considered a blessing to this older couple, who had not been able to have kids, but had always acted humble and hardworking. They got the child as… Continue Reading »

Watermelon Seeds Make You Pregnant

Text: Informant (C): Remember at Walton’s when we used to have watermelon and I refused to eat it and said I was allergic? Collector (J): Yeah C: I was never actually allergic and I actually really liked watermelon, but when I was at school some other dumbass kid told me that people got pregnant from… Continue Reading »

Eating fruit before bed

My friend Justine is Chinese-American, and her parents are doctors who practice holistic Eastern medicine. She shared the following folk belief with me: “I guess like, it’s a tradition to always eat fruit before going to bed, like you have to eat fruit before you go to bed cause that’s like, it’s better for your… Continue Reading »