One of the greatest things about being bicultural and living in the U.S. is that you get to live the best of all worlds. Beginning December 12 which is Dia de La Virgen de Guadalupe to January 6, Three King’s Day and even as forward as February 2, dia de la Candelaria, our calendar is filled non-stop with celebrations.
Now that my son is older and can comprehend what the holidays are all about, I’m loving his reaction to this time of year. At his school, he sings Oh Christmas Tree but at home, he sings Feliz Navidad. At school, the decorate gingerbread houses, at home he decorates the nativity scene. At school, they get to learn how to prepare hot chocolate but he can’t get enough of ponche navideño at home. He is growing up intertwining all aspects of the fiestas decembrinas and I couldn’t be happier.
I was very pleased to discover that JCPenney is connecting with families just like mine through their video series Real Latino Holidays. Anthony, the little boy in this video, reminded me of my own son. You can see the bursts of color in their personality the children develop as part of this amazing mash of cultures, new and old customs and memories being created in their upbringing.
Congratulations Natalia A. you are last month’s winner of the $50 JCPenney gift card!