Holiday Traditions

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 By Katherine Doble-Cannata, Co-Publisher‘Tis the season to share our culture with our tweens and we want to talk about it juntos!! Join us in our series of holiday posts, discussions and videos – comment, send us your own videos, write on our Facebook wall or tweet us. Let’s get through all of the cooking, decorating, and family events together! We believe that instilling our traditions is such an important part of life with our 7-12 year olds- they need to learn the ‘why’s of those traditions AHORA or lose them in the years to come. Lets work together!Culture impacts our lives during this time of year more than any other. Our traditions – deeply rooted in the past- have been slowly tweaked and perfected as they have been handed down year after year until they have become unique to each family.

For example, our menu for Noche Buena consists of: lechon asado, frijoles negros, sloppy joes and potato salad. It’s an exact reflection of our Cuban and German-Irish roots as well as a littleAmericana mixed in.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Navidad, Noël, or Kwanzaa what are some unique traditions to your family? How do you ensure that your Tweens understand the reasons for those traditions?


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