I was born in Quebec, Canada but still hold on to my italian heritage through music, film and cultural activities. As well having studied italian for many years I pass this gift on to many people I have taught throughout the years.
My family dates back in the US back to the Mayflower so I am pretty pure American. My father's mother was 100% German though, so that makes me 1/4 German. However, I tend to think of myself as a world citizen. I am currently a resident of China. All my friends here are from other countries, so I am just another international here.
Like a lot of Quebecers, I'm french all around. My ancesters came to Nouvelle-France almost 400 years ago from Normandy. We did the family tree on both the maternal and paternal sides and we were able to actually go back to France and dig further...
With all my uncles, aunts and cousins, we were able to go back 600 years, to discover that our surname is the name of the village my ancester came from with a misspelling added, so it doesn't exists anywhere else then in Quebec.
We had such a great time doing this and we still are.
Well, all of my dad's family is German descent. All of my mom's family is Scottish/Danish descent. Even though my family has been in Canada for generations, there are still traditions that we include in holidays from both backgrounds. Can't help but be a mix of backgrounds when you live in Canada.