Iraqi money bill

Relationship: Im/migrant

This object represents the place that my family and I came from. My family and I immigrated  from Iraq to the United States. We came and brought our stories and memories from our country. One of our things that we brought with us is the money bill of Iraq. It’s colored light green and has the Winged Bull on the back and the Dukan Dam on the front. One of our traditions during Eid is to give money to each other and for the people who needs it. Eid is a religious holiday in Islam. Eid for the most part is about visiting one another, helping the poor, and be thankful to Allah. After all my family and I are thankful to Allah. I remember being so happy when everyone gave me money on that holiday so I used to save it and so I would have a lot of money. I remember when I was young I used to ask my parents for money to go and buy candy, but I also saved the Eid money to buy clothes and school supplies. It's a very happy memory for me and to my family. We still celebrate Eid in the U.S. and bring our beautiful memories back with the U.S bill now. 

Place(s): Iraq, America
Year: 2014

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Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant