Happy Memories


When I was a little girl, my favorite holidays were in December.  We started with December 12, the day of our Lady of Guadalupe and my grandmother’s birthday.  Next, we celebrated Christmas and New Year.  These were the holidays that we celebrated most.  Many relatives came to my grandmother’s house for the celebration.  My grandmother, my aunts and my mother cooked big meals like tamales, pozole, birria and made special drinks like ponche.  I remember a New Year’s my aunts made piñatas and aguinaldos (goody bags) for the children.  We didn’t have electricity but on special days we could listen to music because my grandmother bought batteries for the radio.  They made something special about these holidays and they were special.  That’s how I remember them.

Julita A.

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