Spanish Culture Vs American Culture Essay

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In the world we live in, many people are blind to the cultures around them. Why learn about things that don’t have anything to do with us? What we fail to realize is that all of our cultures have many similarities as well as differences. This paper will be showing you the similarities and differences of culture between North America and the Spanish-speaking country “Spain”. Describing the comparisons in music, religious beliefs, and sports.
Music has always been a major form of human artistic expression. What makes music so unique in any place you travel, is the cultural background. America’s stereotypical music tends to express more struggles, opinions, and goals. Spanish music tends to be more celebratory. Due to the majority of America’s population being immigrants, there are so many mixtures of different types of music. The biggest difference in American music and music in Spain, is the instruments. Although guitar is an important
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Although America is a place that values freedom of religion, 81 percent of the nation identifies as Christian. The main religion of Spain is Roman Catholicism. As a traditional Roman Catholic, the holidays they celebrate are: Lent (Cuaresma), Holy Week (Semana Santa), Christmas (La Navidad), and Three Kings Day (Los Tres Reyes Magos). As a traditional Christian the holidays you would celebrate are: Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Pentecost, Advent, and Christmas. Roman Catholics value symbols as do Christians (i.e. the cross), but take it a step further by surrounding themselves with many other symbols such as: rosary, the Virgin Mary, and images of Saints. Roman Catholic’s also have a lot more rituals, such as lighting candles and talking to their patrons. Although there are many differences, both religions have similarities due to their background of Catholicism. Both religions pray and celebrate similar if not the same
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