Its a tradition(las mañanitas)

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
This clock symbolizes us waking up early
This clock symbolizes us waking up early

Las mañanitas 

  Back in Mexico, my grandma started a tradition with her two daughters (my mom and my aunt). On every birthday they would wake them up to a certain song, and give them a hug, along with a gift. My mom brought that tradition to the United States with her when she migrated here. My mom uses this tradition to remind her of her home and her culture. In a way, this tradition helps keep part of my mom’s past with her.    In the interview I had with my mom she stated every year in the summer her and her family would go to their uncle’s cabin in Mexico. That is a tradition she used to have when she was little. She no longer has that tradition, but in the future I would like to have a tradition like that with my family, along with the tradition we have right now. Traditions are a very special and beautiful thing because they remind you of where you came from, and they can remind you of great memories you might of had. Traditions always bring joy and bring families together, which is something I would like to have for my family in the future.

Place(s): Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and Napa, California
Year: 2002

– AB

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