Culture Essay

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Culture Essay Mallory McBlaine Sociology 121 I decided to interview Ola Krupinksa, a polish sixteen year old currently living in the United States. Ola was born in Poland but moved here at the age of five. Interview: 1.Your definition of culture? Answer: Beliefs, customs and arts of a particular society. 2.How do you define family? Answer: Family is people who you care about and would do anything for. 3. Who holds the most “status” in your family? Why? Answer: My dad; he is the main person that receives income. 4. How do you define success? Answer: Success is a moment where you have completed your goal. 5. Do you consider your parents to be successful? Answer: I believe they are extremely successful because they…show more content…
One’s culture shapes their beliefs, values, and goals. Although I am very prideful in my culture, I don’t believe I celebrate it quite like Ola. Two times a year I celebrate being Serbian.“Slava” is a Serbian Orthodox Church tradition involving the ritual glorification of one's family's passed down saint. This holiday involves pouring red wine in the cracks of Serbian bread and slowly turning it around while your family kisses it, as well as a home cooked meal. The next fascinating celebration I participate in is Serb Fest. This is a three-day festival that people come from all around Chicago land to eat Serbian food and dance to our cultures music. Although I feel like a “normal” American the rest of year, I am very prideful of where my ancestors have come from. In Ola’s case, she celebrates her culture every day of her life. At home, her family speaks in Polish as well as they carry on Polish beliefs including family being the main value in life. Ola loves to be constantly cooking with her mother their most favorite dishes. Ola does not celebrate any specific Polish holiday but for all celebrations she always adds flair by making her favorite Polish creations to share with her loved ones. Ola couldn’t have shown any more pleasure in sharing to me her Polish background and beliefs. I truly believe this is a huge part of her life that will continue to be woven into future generations. A key part of one’s culture would be there food. Serbian cuisine is known for

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