Wednesday, December 21, 2011

MultiCultural Holiday Traditions

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

If you're in the Philadelphia area, please tune in to the WHYY radio program Radio Times today from 11am -12pm. (You can also listen via computer from anywhere in the world.) They are doing a show on the changing multicultural trends of the holiday season and I'll be one of the featured guests. I'll be joined by a sociologist named Noah Leavitt, who is studying Jewish - Asian couples. Should be a very meltingpot friendly show. And you can call in with your own stories of multi-culti holiday traditions.

So, this time, I hope you're listening!



Amy said...

Very interesting show:) Two of my uncles and nearly all of my cousins (they are ethnic Chinese) have "outmarried" and many have kids. I never thought too much about how our family blends just seemed natural I guess. Our holiday meals are a mix of both Chinese and American food.

Regarding the Jewish-Asian connection, it made me think of Tiger mom Amy Chua's family and also Gish Jen's novel Mona in the Promised Land (Asian girl in suburban NY converts to Judaism). I was googling and found these articles as well:

Amy said...

Check out this article in the LA Times about multiculti Xmas food:),0,6795138.story