Growing up Hispanic meant that, like Christmas, New Year's was not celebrated in a traditionally American way, especially when it came to traditions and rituals. As a Colombian born, growing up in a very Latino Miami, even New Year's traditions became a mosh of many Latin countries. As a kid, I often just scratched my head or rolled my eyes at the funny and cooky things my parents did on New Year's. Now as an adult, I must say, that I've kept many of the traditions, though some still have me scratching my head.
I am very proud to introduce you to Conbon, a passionate artist, a teacher, and supporter of our Latino culture. She is a folk artist who has created several works of art often inspired by images of her proud Latino heritage.