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The Frozen Fruit Cake

Main Piece: Informant describing a tradition from the theater at his high school: “At my high school during the fall play, there was this tradition of giving a frozen fruit cake to the favorite freshman by the senior class. The freshman was someone who was like really funny or helped out a lot or did… Continue Reading »

Armenian Pomegranate Symbol

Նուռ Transliteration: Noor Translation: Pomegranate Description: In Armenian mythology, pomegranates symbolize fertility and good fortune and the guarding of the evil eye. At a wedding, a bride throws a pomegranate and breaks it into pieces. The scattered seeds symbolize that the bride will bear children. Also it is believed that women who want to have… Continue Reading »

Armenian Tradition on Saint Sarkis Day

Explanation: Saint Sarkis day is celebrated on January 11th every year. St. Sarkis is believed to be the warrior patron of love and youth. There is a tradition where it is believed that an Armenian girl who is single should eat a homemade extremely salty cookie on St. Sarkis day. The saltiness of the cookie… 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 »

Quinceanera celebration

Main piece:  The following was transcribed from a conversation between informant and interviewer. Informant: A tradition… that all families, all hispanic families celebrate, or all families do is a daughter’s 15 year old birthday. They call it a quinceanera. All families do it. The 15 year ceremony is very important because the dad presents his… Continue Reading »