It is full of traditions from way back when and have tones of history behind every bit of the parade. Mardi Gras is an exciting time for New Orleans, with many things happening during the parade to what happens after the parade. Some things may seem a little crazy but it all means something in the end. I will be talking about the traditions from way back then, the background history from where it all began, and even little fun facts. In spite of all the colors in the world, Mardi Gras chooses three colors to help symbolize what that day means and to have more meaning in each tradition they have created.
They also celebrate the people that came after and helped combine cultures and races, but also the cultures of the natives before the Europeans came. This holiday is also used to proclaim the Hispanic Heritage of Latin America. It is celebrated in many countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Uruguay. Dia de la Raza helps bring together many Spanish speaking people, and even cultures. Some ways this holiday is celebrated is with parades, traditional dances, and feasts.
The main group that converted were natives. Converting to Christianity at the time meant lifting up into the new Spanish colonial society, which also meant there were more opportunities to conduct business, whether trade or farming. Nowadays, the Virgin Mary is considered a mother figure for the country of Mexico. Thousands of Christian pilgrims visit the shrine every year; as a result, thousands convert into Christianity. Our Lady of Guadalupe’s role in Mexican history is not limited to religious matters; she has played an important role in Mexican nationalism and identity.
She is the goddess of the country. The Day of the Dead, celebrated on Nov 2, it is a day to remember and honor those who have died, according to the University of New Mexico.Cinco de Mayo which marks a Mexican military victory over the French in 1862, is more widely celebrated in the United States than it is in Mexico. Carnival is also celebrated in many place throughout Mexico to mark the period before Lent. Independence Day, marking the country’s separation of Spain in 1810, it is celebrated on sept 16. We have a lot of holidays to like christmas celebrated on Dec 26, were we celebrate the birth of christ.
My mom practices Mormon and my dad is Catholic and because of this circumstance, I grew up with both beliefs. In my family on Christmas, we celebrate the Birth of Christ. We make tons of food such as posole and tamales. At some point of that time everyone gathers around where baby Jesus is and we pray together. In my Mexican culture, we celebrate quinceaneras.
For example: Dominicans, Americans and Nicaraguans who are christians go to church on sundays to practice their beliefs. Although that makes us similar, some of our culture traditions make us different. For example: Dominicans celebrate christmas from October until January, because it is considered to be the most important holiday of the year.
"Many Cherokees today go to church just as any other person does. I, personally, went to both the dances and churches while I was growing up", said Kathy Van Buskirk who is a Cherokee from Oklahoma (Buskirk). Because the Cherokees live so close to the earth, each native tribe with the Cherokee tribe are very religious. This is why most all of them recognize the belief system as an integral part of the day to day
The film adaptation of the religious musical Godspell composed Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebleak attempts to revitalize Christianity by expressing the teachings of Christ as expressed in the Gospel of Matthew in contemporary terms. Structured through parables primarily sung but also enacted through puppetry, storytelling, and skits; the main point of the film is to translate complex philosophical ideas into terms easily understood by a modern-day audience. In the Bible, Jesus illustrates his teaching to his disciples through stories of everyday situations. The play/film accomplishes the same task, but because Godspell is set thousands of years later, the details of the stories are once again modernized to the intended audience. The
A day after Christmas, two years ago, my mom and I set out on an adventure to Nicaragua. We went with a group from our church, led by my mom. Our church supports two missionaries in Bluefields, Nicaragua so that’s how we decided to go to Nicaragua. Going down to Nicaragua was a dream for a lot of people in my church, including me, so we were heading down there quickly. The first day there we spent getting to know our host.
The Divine Praises are spoken by both the priest and the worshippers. It comes after the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and is prayed as the Host or the Body of Christ is returned to the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle hold the Eucharist, or the bread and wine meant to symbolize the body and blood of Christ, which was handed out at the Last Supper. In the Wiccan Faith there is the Cakes and Ale