Latinos are a hispanic family or as we like to call them a close-knit group and the most important social unit. The term “familia” usually goes beyond the nuclear family. Latinos are very family oriented. In many hispanic families the father is the main head of the family, and the mother is responsible for the home. Individuals within the family have moral responsibilities such as helping other family members that are in need of aid, or financial problems for example if part of a family is living in the united states and the other half is living in mexico and one is sick it is the moral responsibility if the the family living in the united states to send
The last difference in this paper is the difference in greeting of other people in the two cultures. In Mexican culture, you greet people by shaking their hands or giving a slight bow when introduced. Mexicans greet women differently than they greet men: when greeting a woman, Mexicans generally bow and only shake hands if the lady extends hers first. American greeting style is informal with just a saying of “Hi” or a brief 3-5 second hand shake. Americans don’t have a separate greeting style for women because they believe in gender equality. When conversing Mexicans generally stand closer to the other person than most Americans do. Therefore, when conducting business with Mexican businesspeople, greet the person with a firm handshake, and
Many traditions of foods are eaten in households but my household Arroz con Leche is the food we mostly eat in the winter because it is eaten warm with bread on the side. The foods consumed by everybody has an origin it’s not usually from where our parents are from it has gone through different cultures. As for Arroz con Leche it can be found in many different Spanish speaking countries for example, Cost Rica and Peru are the common ones. It can be found in other places as well but they do it differently than Spanish speaking countries. Arroz con Leche can be eaten cold or warm in different areas of the world.
Both celebrate the dead, the gypsies through the “pomona” a feast for the dead and the Hispanic celebrate “el dia de los
Family is most important to us, and it’s not unusual to have Friday, Saturday and Sunday dinner at a cousins, aunties, and or grandparents’ house each week. One distinctive cultural aspect is the quinceañera; this event is to celebrate a girl’s journey to womanhood as she celebrates her 15th birthday. The celebration incudes a mass at the families church followed by a party that includes an extravagant dress for the birthday girl, food, dancing, gifts and the passing or opening of the last doll. Traditionally turning fifteen means you are no longer a child you are to pass a doll to your younger sibling if you have one. If you do not have a younger sibling this means that you are now leaving childhood things such as toys behind. Honoring this special coming of age tradition is a treasured Mexican-Latino event because it highlights the cultural values such as religion, family and friends.
Almost all the dishes incorporate some form of black beans, tortillas, and a side dish. Whether it is eggs & cream for breakfast or sopa de pollo for lunch.
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 .
The food of my culture is really important to us because it is what Mexican like and it relates us who we are.In Christmas Day we have to be with the family and play games.That day we eat tamales and atole.It is a Good time with the family.In November 30 or around December 5 we do some thing that it is call Rasca de reyes. It is a bread that Have a little baby Jesus hidden in the bread represents the flight of the Holy Family,fleeing from King Herod.In my culture , if a person get one they are reponsibility of hosting a dinner and providing tamales and atole to the guests.The food that we eat is chilaquiles,pozole,sopitos,tacos,vivria,
They both put a very high value on family. Grandparents, parents, and children may all live in the same home together in some situations, and if they don’t, they visit one another very often. This makes the bonds within the family very strong (Spanish Culture). In Hispanic culture, the oldest male within the family has the greatest power and they usually make the major health and wealth decisions for the family. Males are taught at a young age that honor, dignity, respect, courage, and protecting one’s name are qualities that are all very important to acquire. “Hispanics have higher rates of never marrying. According to Census 2000 data, about 30% of men in the U.S. were never married; approximately 24% of women in the United States were never married. Comparatively, over one-third of Hispanic men and 30% of Hispanic women have never married.” (Hispanics and Latinos). The husbands are expected to be the providers for the family (Understanding the Hispanic Culture). The wives are expected to teach tradition and religious values while also running the household (Hispanics and Latinos). Where as in the American culture the man is known as the “bread winner” however all are equal. When spouses are having troubles, both cultures believe divorce is an okay option, however it is more common in the American culture. (American Behavior). Families in each culture are very important people in each of their
I come from an authentic Hispanic family, who is traditional in plenty distinct aspects. We treasure all the memories that have occurred to all of us and we laugh about the embarrassing moments we all had. We hold traditional customs and we accept new traditions as well. All of us are over protective of each and every family member, meaning that if anyone in the family has a problem we will not stop until it is fixed. To every family member, family is always first.
Word of advice, never in your life mess up a Latinos race. For the Hispanic culture it's a huge offense, almost a crime when you call someone the wrong race. When most people glance at me, there first guess of my ethnicity is Mexican and there not wrong, but I'm also Puerto Rican. I have what is called the best of both worlds. By far the greatest combination of all time in my opinion. The family is huge, food is amazing, morals are advised, and as family we are culturally different.
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,
The Southwestern cuisine was created at the influence of Spanish, Mexican and Native American cultures. This influence took place, especially in New Mexico, but also in Arizona, Utah, Colorado and California. The cuisine that has formed has become iconic to the United States Southwest with having many similarities between Mexican food and a unique twist to it. The beginning of all this food style influence came from the legacy of the Aztecs, who were dining on beans, corn, chilies, avocados and onions. All these foods were present throughout the time, even before the Spaniards arrived in the New World. The Spanish had brought ingredients from their homeland such as cheese, lard and rice.
Culture is something that is lived every day - everyone shares their culture with others, at home, at work or in public places. To better communicate with specific groups of people, it is important to understand their values, beliefs and daily activities. Latino communities are groups that are made up of people of different nationalities, including many races. This community also includes people of different skin color, sizes, hair types and accents. Also, its culture includes a wide range of attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors. The terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" refer to people who speak Spanish, born in North America, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.In the Hispanic culture, machismo is known as the belief in the superiority
Part I: During the last lecture sessions, Dr. Jendian talked about appreciating diversity, race, ethnicity, and racism. In his lecture, we learned that many people believe that race is something biological. However, the true reality is that race is a social construct and not a biological one. For example, in the documentary Race: The Power of An Illusion, we were able to understand that there are more variations among people in the same “race” than with people from another “race.” However, physical differences, for example, the most obvious skin color, has created prejudices against minority groups. These prejudices that “white” people carry leads to discrimination against people of color. During the lecture, Dr. Jendian explained about ethnocentrism as well. The definition that he provided states that we judge others using our culture’s values, beliefs, and practices. Therefore, we believe the way of doing things is superior, so other people’s ways are inferior. For example, the professor explained that one day he went to a Oaxacan restaurant and that he ate crickets. He explained that for people that don’t have the same culture, this food might be uncommon, however, it is not uncommon for the people of Oaxaca. According to Aguirre and Tuner in their chapter “Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations,” minority groups are single out living on unequal treatment, thus, becoming objects of discrimination. For example, one of the minority groups