Relationship: Child of im/migrant
Manillas, known as being bracelets.
Manillas, known as being bracelets.

When my family immigrated from Colombia to here, they brought a handful of traditions and religious superstitions to the United States, but the one I remember the most vivid was a bracelet known as manillas. Manillas would usually consist of a linen rapped around your wrist, and would have a cross symbol alongside this. Our family uses this to remember the struggles we've been through, and to note that every day gets better with time. 

Place(s): Colombia

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Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant