birthday · Hispanics/Latinos · jews of color · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

Happy Birthday to Me!!!!

‎”Estas son las mañanitas” is the song the elders in my family sing to us youngins on our birthday. Hear it:

Learn about the song and read the translation: http://gomexico.about.com/od/historyculture/qt/mananitas.htm

Not quite sure why this Mexican birthday song is a tradition in our American-Dominican-Turkish-Jewish-Puerto Rican-Venezuelan-and-who-knows-what-else family but it is!

Interestingly, the song is said to be a morning song sung by dear old King David!

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