I have chosen to include a Mexico flag on my shadow box because it represents me and where all my coulters come from. The four blue flowers that are in the top represents the parties we have. It also represents El Dia de Los Muertos (The Day of The Dead). Our culture may seem boring and not interesting to other people, but in reality they are fun and enjoyable. We put different bright colored flowers because we like to have happy colors and items to stand out. It makes it look embellishing. People place those in the streets to decorate 5 de Mayo(Celebrating independence day). We use that to decorate. Another thing that I put was Nochebuenas (Poinsettias). The Nochebuenas (Poinsettias) represent Christmas(the day Jesus was born) because it represents the day he arrived. I also put rice and beans because that represents the most topic food in Mexico. Wherever you go in Mexico, every plate will have rice and beans if not, they will offer you. I decided to put pesos (Mexican money) to show that we go to Mexico where my parents are from. People assume that we are boring, that we don’t go out but in reality, we like to explore new places. We like to travel to Mexico by car because we see new things every time. People also assume we don’t embark because they think we are immigrants from being Mexican. I took a decision to write my first and middle name Yureida Jamilett because it’s part of my identities. Yureida is a two-in-one name which makes it very unique. My middle name Jamilett is also unique but not as much as Yureida. I thought that my last name Gastelum should go in between the three colored flags because it comes from Mexico. The candle is behind the Virgen because in my religion we use the candles to give thanks by something she did/made. Last but not least, the pictures represent how we all stick together and have fun. I put the rosary because it represents my couture as well! That’s when I did my first communion. I am proud of doing it.
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