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NAME: ANIKET BHANSALI S00704688 INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT CROSS CULTURAL MANAGEMENT MY CULTURAL PROFILE My cultural background and the groups that I am a part of can be divided into four categories: Educational, Social and Religious, National and Organizational. I come from a place where there are the highest number of languages and cultures reside, India which is meant for its religious and cultural beliefs and where there are people of different religions worshipping and following different gods and goddesses. It’s a birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, collectively known as Indian religions. I follow Jainism. Jainism is a religion that started back in India around the fifth century B.C.E. Jainism never approves of…show more content…
People of north India prefer different food while people from south are different. But every religion has its own speciality. In my religion , we believe in vegan food (excluding egg). I have never tasted non-veg food as I follow my religion. India is one of the most diverse countries in the world when it comes to culture and religions. As a result, the celebration of holidays and festivals, whether traditional or religious, has always been an important part of Indian culture. Indians enjoy celebrating their differences and sharing their traditions with others and due to the variety of different groups in India, there is a festival celebrated most days out of the year in some part of the country. As diverse as India is, there are three national holidays that are celebrated everywhere and by everyone and several religious holidays that are celebrated by so many people they are considered to be public holidays. Diwali is the biggest Hindu celebration in India and marks the beginning of the Indian New Year. It is called the festival of lights and celebrates the victory of good over evil.
Besides Diwali, Holi and Rakhi are popular festivals. Holi is the celebration of colors and Rakhi is the celebration of the brother-sister relationship. Many more such festivals like Ganeshchaturthi, Navratri, Karwachauth, Onam, Baisakhi, Lohri, etc are celebrated in India that spread the message of love, peace

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