Everyone has a family tradition whether it is going out of town or just staying
home and being with your family. My family tradition is passed down from generation to
generation, and helps define the true meaning of family. It helps build everlasting
memories and enrich our culture. My family gathers for any holiday or special
celebration. Furthermore, I would consider Christmas to be my favorite Holiday of the
The word Christmas in itself brings to one’s mind a sense of happiness and joy. We begin our tradition by selecting our tree, and filling it with gifts for our entire family. This marks the beginning of our early tradition.
Over the years it has become an event where we come together as a family.
My family consists of about 40 people; all ranging from infants, toddlers, teens
and adults. All coming together to celebrate Christmas day. The environment is great,
decorated tree, lights, music, food and plenty of holiday spirit. Everyone will bring their
favourite dish or desert.
This year my mom will cook Birria. For desert we will have my personal favourite
which is cooked by my Nina. It is called pork bun. We gather at my house right around 4:00 p.m. We have plenty of food and
everyone brings something different to eat. As we eat dinner everyone will catch up on
what’s new, what they have been up too and we also share everlasting memories.
After dinner, is when our Christmas party comes alive. My family is known as a happy,
cheerful and bright family. As soon as one person begins to dance, everyone joins in as
well. We continue to dance well in to the night. There are many pictures taken as a
family. I find it very funny that my younger cousins will make funny faces as their
picture is taken. Every picture that is taking is unique; it has its own story to tell. We
share these photo’s amongst our self’s.