In our home:
DP is hindu but born/raised in Kenya. So he is an eclectic mix of culture already. So DD gets to learn about two cultures through him. He speaks hindi and swahili, but I think he is only speaking hindi to DD at this point. We celebrate his holidays and have a small temple in the home as well. India's culture is so rich, and even though the family isn't ready to accept myself and DD, at some point it will happen. I already dress DD with bindi's occasionally and next spring I'm going to dress her in salwar as well. We attend puja's and other India-related local events. I also know that Kenya will be a big part of DD's life since it is her father's homeland (he's never lived in india). At some point I am sure we will all live there, most likely Mombasa (DP YEARNS for this), so it would be really nice compared to Nairobi. I'm hoping to find some sort of routine of holidays and events that will be part of an annual calendar..... but what a mix!
And for the American side, well.... there are all the advantages and disadvantages of that. I am a mutt, Scottish-German-Native America, but I don't have any true cultural ties to any of those. I was raised on a Christian calendar, but I think I will go more with solstice/equinox type stuff, closer to what is called pagan, even though I don't consider myself to be practicing any one religion other than my own.
But I don't want to get DD wrapped up in the consumerism and other things that american-christian holidays have been overcome by.
I think that in DD's case being part of a MC family is a huge advantage. Our biggest disadvantage at this point is that DP's family is not accepting of DD and I, we are unmarried with a child and I am older than him. Both of these things don't happen to 'good' indians.
There is the possibility of that changing in the next year. His parents are applying for visa's to come to the US. OMG!
But other than that small issue
: I think that DD will grow up with a very curious mind and also have a greater awareness of humanity rather than seeing the boundaries of race.