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Relationship: Im/migrant

My object is a bracelet of 3 colors: yellow, blue and red, which are the colors of the Colombian flag.  It is hand made in Colombia.

Its history starts when I lived in Colombia and is about the sport soccer.  In our country, soccer is a very popular sport; the people enjoy when a match is playing.

My aunt gave me the bracelet for the World Cup in 2015, and for my birthday too.  In my culture, people usually celebrate by wearing clothes with the flag’s colors, getting together in a restaurant, park or house watching the game on the TV.

I usually wear my bracelet when I watch the game, because I feel connected with my country and my team.  It has been a tradition in my family for years and years, and we also support a local team called AMERICA DE CALI; their uniform color is red.  When our team plays, we wear something red as well, only on this day.  I like soccer and I like to play it too.

When I start my own family, I will teach this tradition to my kids.

Place(s): Colombia
Year: 2016

– Alexa Zamora

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant