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“La Noche Buena” December 24th traditions in Cuba

Context: My informant is an 84 year-old woman of Spanish / Cuban ethnicity. She grew up in Havana, Cuba and lived there until she had to leave due to the communist regime at the age of 22. This story was told as an explanation of what they used to do in Cuba the night of… Continue Reading »

Easter Egg Traditions

Context & Analysis My roommate (the subject) and I were sitting in our dorm room talking about how our families celebrated different holidays. The subject’s family is relatively large and extremely tight-knit. Most of her extended family live within an hour radius, and they highly value family gatherings. The dying of the Easter eggs the… Continue Reading »

A Portland Christmas (Childhood)

Informant Info: The informant is a 22-year-old male who was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and comes from a Catholic family. He currently is a senior at USC and is very into half-marathon and marathon racing. Interview Transcript: Interviewer: Growing up, did you have any big holiday traditions?   Interviewee: I would say my mom… Continue Reading »

A Portland Christmas (Adulthood)

Informant Info: The informant is a 22-year-old male who was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and comes from a Catholic family. He currently is a senior at USC and is very into half-marathon and marathon racing. Interview Transcript Interviewer: As an adult, what are you Christmas traditions like now? Where we’ve changed our Christmas Eve… Continue Reading »

A Texan Christmas

Informant Info: The informant is a 20-year-old female who was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Her mother is Caucasian, and her father is Hispanic. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida and works for Walt Disney World.   Interview Transcript: Interviewer: Do you have any major holidays that you celebrate? How do you celebrate it?… Continue Reading »