Tag Archives: Holidays


Día de Los Muertos

CONTEXT/BACKGROUND:The interlocutor (MP) grew up in Oaxaca, Mexico before immigrating to the US in his early twenties. DESCRIPTION: (told in person)(MP): “In Mexico, Día de Los Muertos is a famous holiday that celebrates your dead relatives. It’s on November 1st and 2nd, which technically makes it Los Días de Los Muertos but you and most… Continue Reading »

St. Lucia’s Day Sweden

Main Piece: The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my co-worker/informant (SC). HS: So you have some particular traditions that you celebrate here in the United States that you got from your Swedish heritage, is that right? SC: Oh yeah. Lots of stuff that we do and when I tell… Continue Reading »

Trndez – Armenian Festival/Holiday

Informant’s Background: My informant, AD, is an undergraduate student at USC who grew up in Glendale, California. Her family immigrated to the United States from the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Context: The informant is my girlfriend and we share an apartment together. I asked her if she could… Continue Reading »