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Every winter, our family has made tamales. The entire time it takes to make tamales is about three days, depending on how many people are helping. It is a tradition that has been in our family for an extremely long time, and it is very important to us. Cooking in our family helps bring everyone together to enjoy each other and the great food we prepare. My mother has taken over the task and authority of making tamales for our family and friends. With the help of my brothers, sister, neighbor and myself, my mom makes 40 pounds of tamales or more!