Tag Archives: parents


Tea Ceremonies in Chinese Wedding Tradition

The informant is a 67-year-old Mexican-American woman who is a reverend. She is known for tailoring wedding receptions to couples from different cultural backgrounds, and in her words “taking old traditions and giving them new meaning.” Many consider her to be the “guru of new wedding traditions.” While out to breakfast while the informant was… Continue Reading »

Finishing your bowl of rice

The informant was asked about some sayings, proverbs, and customs in her family. Informant: “A lot of families, to get us to finish all the rice on our bowl, they [parents] say that if you don’t finish the rice on your bowl, your spouse is going to have a lot of pimples and blemishes on… Continue Reading »

Respect for your Mother and Father

Informant: “One ‘Ca Dao’ [longer Vietnamese Proverb/poem] that I’ve heard used a lot is Công cha như núi Thái Sơn Nghĩa mẹ như nước trong nguổn chảy ra Môt lòng thờ mẹ kính cha Cho tròn chữ hiểu mới là đạo con This relates to the idea of, I believe in English the word is…… Continue Reading »

Don’t Swim After Eating

The belief: “If go swimming after you eat, you’ll drown.”   The informant doesn’t remember where he heard this rumor, but he thinks it was probably from a friend’s mother during his childhood. He doesn’t think it’s true now, though. In my opinion, I think this is a popular statement told to children by their… Continue Reading »