What Legacy Traditions Are You Sharing With Your Family?
Spring holiday traditions may not be as popular or familiar as stockings by the fireplace or menorahs alight on our tables but they still scream FUN and are a legacy that raises memories of years past.
Easter, Passover and later on, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day all happen in the spring. Although in the desert, by the time Mother’s Day rolls around, we have already begun our summer heat march. Easter and Passover are two holidays we can usually enjoy as our last fling with friends and family in the outdoors before the pool is our last outdoor destination until October.
Among Mexican Easter traditions—like all other holidays celebrated by Mexicans—food is at the top of the list. Capiriotada is a one-of-a-kind bread pudding that is often served during lent and uses milk, cheese, peanuts, raisins with toasted bread, and syrup of brown sugar and cinnamon. Recipes are readily found online and will wake up your holiday table if you are looking for something new to offer in place of chocolate and fruit pies.
Mexicans do it. Scandinavians do it. Russians, Midwest Americans and even Europeans do it—It’s coloring Easter eggs! The portable oval white egg is painted, glittered, dyed, stuffed, hollowed out and transformed into many different masterpieces. Pysanka, the Ukrainian Easter egg, is a different kind of decorated Easter egg. Think piece de resistance! Theses intricate works of art are created using hot beeswax and bold inedible dyes painstakingly detailed with symbols and spring and sacred imagery. Having been brought to the US, the eggs custom and art is still practiced in small Ukrainian communities and individuals throughout the US.
A Passover Seder began in Phoenix 10 years ago to bring the Jewish community closer to the Latino community. Held downtown, the ritual meal to retell the story of the Jewish people’s escape from slavery in Egypt is a meaningful way two communities join and learn more about one another and their traditions each spring. The connecting event all begins with one simple theme: talking with each other and four cups of wine.
Holiday traditions are cherished and are part of our legacy passed down through the generations. Be sure your traditions and your family’s assets are passed down exactly as you want them to be—without the burden of probate and attorneys fees. Learn more about Keystone Law Firm by requesting our Free Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning Checklist here or contacting our office at 480-418-8448 to request a free one-hour consultation.