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Importance Of Family Traditions

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My family traditions are very important because of the food and holidays. I grew up only understanding my African American traditions. I began to wonder about my Korean side and why I wasn’t exposed to it. So I began to ask my family about where they came from and how life was in South Korea. Traditions is what keeps families together and without some special type of holiday, ritual, or something family will forget who they are, the struggle they went through to get where they are, and who their family is. My family keeps some to little traditions alive and it what holds everything together.
South Korea became independent August 15th, 1945 becoming free from Japan. This holiday is very important to my Aunt Lee, and Uncle Huo because it’s
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Kimchi is pungent mixture of fermented vegetables. You can have it spicy or regular. According to Asian Recipe, “For spring, summer and fall consumption, kimchi was cured in a small quantity, but for the winter months, large quantities were made so that it could be eaten over three or four months. The kimchi-curing for the winter season was called, “kimjang” and was usually done in late November”. Kimchi is one of the important foods that Koreans love to eat at any celebration. It could be at birthdays, Independence Day, Christmas, or dinner. Kimchi is serve everyday as an ordinary meal. Again Asian recipe mentions how “A study of kimchi history reveals that people were enjoying kimchi’s unique goodness more than 4,000 years ago. In about 2030 B.C. the inhabitants of northern India brought seeds of this vegetable to Mongolia, and the preservation of greens with other vegetables soon became common as cultured raw vegetables. Kimchi is the most versatile food”. My mom always make Kimchi with nearly every meal. My mom, my sibling and I find it to be one of our favorite side…show more content…
For example, Jamaicans love their rice and peas, Spanish people love their rice and beans, African American loves their fried chicken and Mac n’ Cheese. Usually these goes primarily with all their meals. For Koreans we love our noodles. Noodles plays a symbolic role in Korean culture. According to Korean Life, “One dish is janchi guksu (banquet noodles), which is served in a hot anchovy broth to the guests at a wedding reception. This dish is so closely related with the idea of a happy marriage in Korea that a question such as “When can we eat noodles?” would readily be understood to mean “When do you plan to get married?” My mom told me a story about her wedding and how different it was from an American traditional wedding. I wasn’t born at the time but before my mom could announced her big day to the family, family from South Korea will call or email her asking when they could eat noodles. I felt confused until she told me it was a symbol of a happy marriage. I started to laugh because I never heard such words up here family will ask “when are you getting married”. I was caught off guard but I soon came and understood everything. Noodles has another symbolic which is meant for birthdays. Noodles plays an important part for birthdays because it symbolizes a long and healthy life. Personally, I don’t eat noodles on birthdays or have noodles available for people to eat on my birthday because my birthday parties are more
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