Filipino Culture

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A Review of the Literature Earnestean Williams COUNS 504 Dr. Thomas, Jimletta Vareene May 14, 2010 Abstract The paper discusses Philippine and Filipino brief history of the life and times of the Filipino people in the Philippines. The values of Filipino culture have changed through emigration and immigration, as well as religiosity and spirituality, and because of coexisting and sometimes conflicting values . Details are given outlining the global Filipino diaspora in the 21st-century and highlights its impact on the social and religious conditions of the people. An interview with a native born Filipinos young woman is also presented Filipino History Cultural Immersion Literature Review There are at least 77 major…show more content…
In the province of Pampanga, the procession includes devotees who self-flagellate and sometimes even themselves nailed to crosses as expressions of penance. All through the week, you can observe lines of people beating their backs with nailed balls, carrying the cross, and crawling all the way to the church just as Jesus supposedly had done. After three o'clock in the afternoon of Good Friday (the time at which Jesus is traditionally believed to have died), noise is discouraged, bathing is proscribed and the faithful are urged to keep a solemn and prayerful disposition through Black Saturday. Malay/Hindu (Mindanao Island) Customs and Traditions. The customs and traditions of the Philippines are strongly influenced by its colonized past. The Spanish colonization of the Philippines lasted more than 350 years, thus the significant presence of Spanish influence in almost all facets of the Filipino culture. The Filipino language, more commonly known as Tagalog, is in itself rooted into some Spanish words. Filipinos are religious in nature. The festival season is celebrated with church ceremonies, street parades in honor of the patron saints, fireworks, beauty and dance contests, and cockfighting tournaments. Arts and Music. The arts of the Philippines reflect a society with diverse cultural influences and traditions. The
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