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Dia del Niño, A New Tradition

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California's Great America is the premier amusement park in California's Bay Area, offering endless fun and thrills with world-class rides, attractions and live entertainment.

Being a first generation US-born child has always made it a bit confusing as to how I identify myself. Born in the United States to Mexican parents, I now know that that in itself is what I am deeply rooted in. I am Mexican-American and with that comes a wonderful mix of two cultures.

Growing up at Great America

Born in the Bay Area, I spent countless sweltering summers at Great America with my family. Through the transition of holding my mother’s hand on Lucy’s Crabbie Cabbies, celebrating my 8th grade graduation in Boomerang Bay with my best friends, to now working at my childhood playground, I’ve quite literally grown up here.

Hispanic Roots

With my own physical growth, it has also been amazing to see how the park has grown and changed over the years. Sunday, April 28 marks the beginning of a possible new and colorful tradition for Hispanic families with our new celebration Dia del Niño.

New Traditions

Day of the Kid, or Dia del Niño, is celebrated across Latin American countries and is meant to celebrate the lives and joy that little ones bring. While growing up, I was deeply fascinated with this holiday, as my parents would make it known that this day in their youth was deeply cherished. Not having any type of exposure to this event, I was left with my own excitement as I could only imagine how amusing a day dedicated to children would be.

With a park as friendly and familiar as Great America, Dia del Niño is sure to be nothing short of vibrant and festive culture for the entire family.


Ser un niña nacido en los EE. UU. de primera generación, siempre lo ha hecho un poco confuso a cómo me identifico. Nacido en los Estados Unidos de padres mexicanos, ahora sé que eso es en sí mismo en lo que estoy profundamente arraigado. Soy mexicano-estadounidense y con eso viene una maravillosa mezcla de dos culturas.

Creciendo en Great America

Nacida en el Área de la Bahía, pasé innumerables veranos sofocantes en Great America con mi familia. A través de la transición de tomar la mano de mi madre en los Crabbie Cabbies de Lucy, celebrar mi graduación de 8º grado en Boomerang Bay con mis mejores amigas y trabajar en el patio de mi infancia, he crecido literalmente aquí.

Raíces hispanas

Con mi propio crecimiento físico, también ha sido asombroso ver cómo el parque ha crecido y cambiado a lo largo de los años. El domingo 28 de abril marca el comienzo de una posible nueva y colorida tradición para las familias hispanas con nuestra nueva celebración, Dia del Niño.

Nuevas tradiciones

El Día del Niño, se celebra en todos los países de América Latina y está destinado a celebrar la vida y la alegría que los pequeños traen. Mientras crecía, me sentí profundamente fascinado con este día festivo, ya que mis padres lo harían saber que este día de su juventud fue profundamente apreciado. Al no tener ningún tipo de exposición a este evento, me quedé con mi propia emoción, ya que solo podía imaginar lo divertido que sería un día dedicado a los niños.
Con un parque tan amigable y familiar como Great America, Dia del Niño seguramente será una cultura vibrante y festiva para toda la familia.

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