I am half Hispanic. I am not a fluent Spanish speaker and I do not claim to be a dedicated follower of my culture. I cannot trace my family tree back for centuries but I can be sure to take the ancestry that I know and pass it on to my children.
We have started to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. You can learn more about it here.
Last year we made our version of sugar skulls on paper plates and we spent the evening talking about our loved ones that had passed on. It was a great night! This year we decided to make an ornament with a photo of an ancestor that has passed on and decorate it in their honor. It was a lot of fun but the best part was when we started to talk about our loved ones the kids remembered some of the stories from last year! I am so happy we are celebrating this holiday! I STRONGLY encourage you look in to your own heritage and see if there is an aspect of your culture that you can use to create a new family tradition!
This is my Grandpa Ro. He owned a Tavern and when we went to clean it with him he always pretended to find a bunch of quarters so we could play the video games. He had false teeth and loved to show us how he could take them out. He loved the song De Colores.