During the Spanish conquest and colonization of Mexico, Roman Catholicism was founded as the main religion of Mexico, and today, about 89% of Mexicans identify themselves with Catholicism. Evangelical religions have grown in
Growing up in a Hispanic household has taught me many things. I have learned to see things as an optimistic person, and that it doesn’t matter where you come from as long as you work hard for what you want anything is possible. My family has always implemented the values of life that lead me to perceive what it was about to throw at me.
Texas in it self is a highly diverse multicultural society. It takes on many aspects of many different cultures. One very noticeable culture that has a great impact on Texas would be that of the Mexican culture. Because Mexican culture is so apparent in Texas, that it is easy to compare and contrast some cultural aspects between Mexican and American cultures. This attempt to compare and contrast these two different yet similar cultures will increase awareness and acceptance of cultural differentiation. In order to examine these two cultures closely, I will use Hofstede's
Mexico is a lovely country just south of the United states. The Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean are on the borders of this country. It is approximately two million square kilometers. The two main climates are tropical and desert, which are two very hot climates. It is plentiful with natural resources such as gold, timber, zinc, and silver. There are approximately two hundred million people who inhabit Mexico, and the predominant language spoken is spanish. The vast majority of people follow a christian faith, but it is not forced upon the citizens. The laws of Mexico is for the most part similar to the United states, but can slightly differ.
The culture I choose to explore is the Hispanic culture. I choose this culture because many of the people I work with and many of my friends identify with the Hispanic culture and I feel it would be interesting to know more about a culture that is so relevant to my life. A few of the big things in Hispanic culture that I found interesting are language, traditions and food. Hispanic refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture.
Mexico is the 14th largest county in the world. The Mexicans speak the Spanish language. Much of Mexican culture revolves around religious values and the church. 95% of Mexicans are of the Catholic faith.
To be Mexican-American is to unconditionally love one’s family and all it stands for. Mexican-Americans are an incredibly close-knit group of people, especially when it comes to family. We are probably the only culture that can actually recite the names of our fourth cousins by heart. In this respect our families are like clans, they go much further than the immediate family and very deep into extended families. (p. 173)
The first person or people who should be caring the burden for elderly care lies within their own family. Within the American culture many family members prefer to put their older members in elder homes. My family is originally from Mexico so I am aware of the family values embedded within Mexican culture. I have never seen a Mexican family have their elderly family members live or be taking care of by somebody else that is not a relative. We live in an American society that does not value the care and need for the elderly and prefer to leave up to state and national departments. Since they were the ones who created the generation in which we live in we should be grateful and provide them with the best care possible within our own homes. Many elders who live in homes receive poor or abusive care from faculty. This is not an environment that we should be letting them live in especially if they are your parents. If they lived there lives to watch you grow and take care of you we should be returning them the favor and taking care of them until their final days. The only exception that I have for not taking care of them would be if they have a serious disability or if they are mentally ill. There are illness where the son or daughter of the family member is not able to care for that person because of circumstances that out of their reach. In this situation it would be ok to admit them to home where they are professionally prepared to care for them and have the resources needed
The roles of women are useful to historians because they provide an insight into the life experiences, cultures, thoughts, and every day life of a historical period. Similarly this essay will examine the roles of women, which provide insight into the Aztec civilization’s many strengths. The Aztec child bearer/warrior, priestess and sexual being will be analyzed to display that gender relations were complementary that produced equality. The midwife and weaver reveal that the Aztec’s specialization proved successful through fields like medicine and the market. Finally the Aztec daughter and mother will be examined to show that the Aztec’s had a strong socialization system established through education and the family. For these reasons
For lunch, the traditional meal is called a casado. It again consists of rice and beans served side by side instead of mixed. There will usually be some type of meat (carne asada, fish, pork chop, or chicken) and a salad to round out the dish. There may also be some extras like fried plantain (patacones or maduro), a slice of white cheese, and/or corn tortillas in
Dress - The Mexican people have gone through change over customs, traditions, and lifestyle over the last century. The Spanish arrival spread rapidly almost ninety per cent of mexicans have roman catholic beliefs.
This helps them to live with less stress and worry which improves health. They feel obligated to help family members so whatever it takes for their family to be happy and stable they will do. For example, they will help their family find employment or finance a house or other large purchase. They are extremely traditionally with the father as the head, decision maker and authority and mothers are considered secondary to the husband. Hispanics respect authority and look to those above them for guidance and decision making. They delay getting health checkup and may show up late or not at all. They practice the Catholic religion and birth control. Mexican tends to prepare Mexican food and traditional recipes are passed through generations. Overall, Mexicans typically place great importance on family values, religion, hierarchical society and strong masculinity. They are very sociable and friendly culture with a remarkable zest of life.
Every culture has their own traditions; Mexico is a country with a lot of them, with influence from catholic religion. A Mexican wedding is a hard and long process from the planning to the reception, but the most important thing is to enjoy the
Peruvians always start their day off with a substantial meal. This meal is called desayuno, and in english, breakfast. This meal is usually eaten around 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The foods that are eaten for breakfast in Peru are very similar to the ones we eat here in America. The foods most commonly eaten are bread, oatmeal, eggs, and coffee. (Dunnell). The next meal of the day for Peruvians is their largest meal, called almuerzo, or lunch. This meal is significantly different than how Americans eat lunch. At around noon all business close and everyone goes home to eat lunch with their family. This meal usually includes three courses so it can become very drawn out. After everyone's done eating lunch business tend to open back up and everyone from the family goes back to school or `work at around 3 p.m. The three courses eaten are an appetizer, the main meal, usually followed by a
Mexicans are allowed to be with whoever they want as their spouse. There are some limitations to who they choose, especially those who come from specific background or class. Mexicans usually get married after an engagement is presented to them which can last for many years. The average age for a male to get married is around 24 and for a female it is around 22 years old. With the ever changing world, people get married at any age. Of all the Mexicans that were 12 years or older are either married or engaged. Love is the basis for marriage, but for the Mexicans, they look for someone that can provide some sort of security. A typical marriage ceremony consists of a church and religious reception. Once that part is over, the couple throws a huge and expensive party which consist of family and close friends. Divorce is not common in Mexico, but it can be done. Each household consisted of a father, mother and the children, typically 4-6 members in a household. The number of singles living was very uncommon. A large number of households consisted of extended family members. During horrible times, especially for the poor, a typical household consisted of the parents, the children and ancestors. It is said the newlyweds are allowed to live with relatives from either the husband or wife but for only a few years, just so that they are able to become independent. In the more countryside, families pretty much lived very close to one another and they were able to all share from one