I fit into the Hispanic community through the experiencing the culture first hand ,participating in traditions and planning to include my culture in my future. As hispanics we like to celebrate a lot, we celebrate some of the same holidays as other cultures. During Christmas time we make posadas which is half religious and half celebrating , we recreate Mary and Joseph’s pilgrimage to Bethlehem .When we finish with that part we start with the party half which we celebrate with food and piñatas. As Hispanics we really do believe in traditions, during christmas time we like to make big parties all our family and friends get together to celebrate we make some traditional food like tamales, punch ,buñuelos and many other food . We also have our own traditions, when I go to Mexico in the end of July we go to a celebration which is called Santana all the people
Music plays a large part in our Mexican culture. One of the many things Mexicans are known for is our diverse music. Mariachi bands are very different from all genres of music. Mariachi bands are performers that can be flexible with whatever venue they are performing at. Whether they perform at a quinceanera, a wedding, or a funeral, mariachi bands will perform well no matter the circumstances.
If Mexican culture were a quilt, then the many varied fabric patches that comprise its surface would be meals, the batting would be equal parts family and religion, and the thread used to sew the quilt together would be tradition. The people of Mexico consider mealtimes to be of utmost importance in their culture; however, much like an attractive quilt that lacks proper insulation—pretty, but useless—mealtimes lose much of their meaning without the substance that family and religion provide. Mealtimes in Mexico are a family affair, and immediate families in Mexico are typically multigenerational and tend to be quite large. Unlike most Americans, Mexican meals are almost exclusively had in the home—rather than in restaurants—where they are prepared,
Religion is big in Mexico and according to gobalsecurity an online article, 88% of the population identified themselves as Roman Catholicism and 5 % of the population identified themselves as Protestants and Evangelicals. The values of the Mexican people are always around the family. Families are usually large in Mexico and are very conscious of the responsibilities to immediate family members and extended family such as cousins and even close friends. Whenever Mexicans host parties, they make visitors feel welcomed and comfortable which is a large part of the customs and values of the country. The Mexican people believe that any important decision within the family should be taken after all members in the family had their voice heard.
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a talented Mexican-American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, and fashion designer. On top of her career, she had respect, and was admired as a great role model by Mexican Americans. The “Queen of Tejano” music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the “Top Latin Artist of the 90s” and then “Best Selling Latin Artist of the decade”. Selena ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market.
When it came to farming they figured out ways to get more food. This all happened while they still listened to their ruler, traded things, and sold slaves. They were hard working people who cared about their religion,agriculture,and social structure. History should say that they were religious people who did sacrifice,believed in multiple gods, and built temples. Sacrifice made a huge role in Aztec society, they believed that they needed
The Shoshone-Bannock Indians keep there culture and religion alive in this modern world through dance. They have different dances for different occasions. Some deal with more religious and sacred dealings, but some are open for the public and still relate closely to there culture. The Shoshone-Bannock Indians perform, and compete all over to keep there heritage and inform and influence the other cultures around them. Some of the more public dances that they perform at pow wows and other events are Jingle, Grass, and Fancy.
Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican “ memorial day” that celebrates the lives of those who have passed. As a beautiful honor to this day, Mr. Garcia’s Spanish class, was given the task of making a little altar for either a family member or celebrity. Shadow boxes were made with pictures and decorations to represent the person; also posters with a background story were created. To show all the beautiful projects and honor each chosen person, a memorial was set up at the library displaying the student’s hard work. Besides our school, our community was ready to celebrate and honor this day as well.
Culture is an essential part of a community’s identity, because it links individuals to a collective bond. The Americas have always contained a vast variety of cultural communities, especially in the United States. The US is known for being one of the most diverse nations in the world, housing hundreds of different cultures. Mexican-Americans display a strong sense of a cultural background, which falls as a subset of the bigger Latino culture that links all Latinos. Oral history is a major aspect on the Mexican culture, which contributes to the truth of how history in the United States actually happened.
Walking through the streets of San Antonio, you can tell that the Mexican Culture has had a big influence on Texas. The aroma of Mexican food fills your nose as you walk down the streets of the city. Tortillas, Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas, Tamales, Fajitas, Chalupas, Flautas, Guacamole, Salsa, the list just goes on and on. But we would never have these foods if Mexico had never influenced Texas.
Not only was I led by example of these things, but I had numerous opportunities to see it in Hispanic community and the church as well. As a daughter, sister, grad student and full-time employee, I have incorporated these values into my life and honored
When it comes to the Hispanic’s quinceanera I do know something things about it and then there are some things that I have learn by attending one of a close friend. I already know that a quinceanera is their version of the American “Sweet Sixteen”. I was already aware that they celebrate it by having a party with friends and family. I know that Hispanics are big on family and that a big milestone is a reason to celebrate it. I knew that it is a tradition that has been passed on from generation to generation.
Religious tradition is one of the strongest and most applied in the Mexican American community. Mexico is a tremendous religious country, because Mexicans have been imposed to Catholicism for over 3 hundred years. Catholicism is not only a religion to Mexican Americans, but also a way of living, they are taught since they are children to worship God, the saints and the virgen de Guadalupe. Mexican American children are not asked whether they want or no
Olvera Street is now full of shops that sell mexican authentic items such as festive dresses, homemade candies, leather products, Mexican flags, clay dishes and a lot more. Live music and many little mexican food restaurants create a sense of Mexico without leaving the country. I asked Emily, a shop owner who claims her grandmother was one of the first shop owners on Olvera Street, that what did she believe made Olvera Street so popular in the Mexican and Mexican-American community. She stated that many Mexicans go to Olvera street because it has become a substitute of home, Mexico. She continue to add that Olvera Street has become a little Mexico for many, especially the immigrants who can’t leave the country because of fear of not not being able come back.
Being Hispanic is really a blessing. We have very good food and our culture is very unique and fun to be a part of. Being from Mexican descent, we have a lot of rituals and traditions that are very important to us like Dia de los Muertos and Los Posadas. But, being Mexican, for me, means so much more than that. It means to be a hardworking person and to be able to do anything you put your heart, mind, and soul into.