Tag Archives: religious folklore


Milagros

–Informant Info– Nationality: United States of America Age: 30 Occupation: Lead Associate of Operations, Chase Bank Residence: Laguna Niguel, CA Date of Performance/Collection: 4/19/2021 Primary Language: English Other Language(s): Spanish Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (MR). HS: So what are milagros? MR: So they… Continue Reading »

Taboo of Discussing the Baby during Pregnancy

Main piece: The idea that you don’t talk about it (the baby). You don’t talk about it, you don’t bring the furniture in the house, buy the furniture but can’t open it, or put it together until the baby’s born. You come home from the hospital and have to put the crib together. In the… Continue Reading »

Pidyon Haben

Main piece: The first born son who would have died in the Passover story. If you read the Haggadah on Passover, there’s a tenth plague. The tenth plague is when the angel of death comes down and kills the firstborn male child of all the Egyptians, but spares the firstborn male child of the Jewish… Continue Reading »

Dog Guardian or God Watching over the House in the Form of a Dog While Family is on Vacation

Because this interview exchange took place with my sister, I was able to ask in-depth questions about the events and beliefs she discussed in her stories. I remember the day she describes in her interview. We had just gotten home from vacation and a little dusty white dog met us at our car. We don’t… Continue Reading »