If it had not been for this assignment I probably would have never known about city council meetings and that they are open to the public. Many topics were discussed in the city council meeting. The council meeting began with the Ceremonial Items. The ceremonial section of this meeting was where certain groups would go up and get recognized as well as honored with either a week or a month of celebrating their group. For example, Independence high school Asian Pacific club were honored at the meeting while the council embers declared that instead of celebrating Asian Pacific week, it will now be celebrated all throughout the month.
Veterans Day !!! Veterans day is a holiday celebrating all of those who fight to protect us. We have parades, go to gravesites, and have parties. Some veterans even get leave to spend time with their families. Veterans day became a holiday on November 11, 1919.
Japanese traditions including respect for family and for the dead also influenced the people of Hiroshima’s actions after the atomic bomb. Because religion is a core component of Japanese culture and society, it too played an influential role. Japanese culture and traditions continued to affect the actions of the six main characters and the people of Hiroshima during the decades proceeding the atomic bomb. Japanese nationalism and sense of cultural identity, a defining point of Japanese society, greatly influenced how the people of Hiroshima responded to their particular situations
The Greek Olympics The Greeks held many events and festivals in honor if their gods. One of the most significant and famous festivals were the athletic, or the sports festivals. There were three types of festivals in Greece; the Isthmos games which were staged every two years at the Isthmos of Corinth, the Pythian Games took place every four years near Delphi and the most famous games which were held at Olympia. The Olympic Games began over 2700 years ago in Olympia, a valley near a city called Elis, which is in the southwest of Greece. The games were part of a religious festival.
Many rituals and festivals built community spirit and unity. One of the earlier rituals, described by Brother Giovanni di Carlo delineates sons going through the streets acting as their fathers, who were the leaders of the city. [Doc. 1] Brother Giovanni describes the magnificence in which the sons performed and the enjoyment shared by the citizens, and, obviously, by himself. The celebration of midsummer night was a festival of fun, honesty, and openness.
This can be seen in the act of the burial ceremony itself, how “two days before the ceremony the bones of the fallen are brought and put in a tent which has been erected, and people make whatever offerings they wish to their own dead” (Thucydides 143). Pericles also mentions that ‘the Athenians followed this ancient custom” and that “it is [his] duty to follow the tradition” (144). It is easy to see how proud the Athenians are of their ancestors in the way that they make sure to honour their ancient traditions and customs when it comes to the dead. Along with being a proud people with many traditions and a great respect for their ancestors, Athenians are also very into abiding by their laws. This is possibly due in part to the fact that they have a democratic government where everyone has a say.
It is called the 31st Annual Roy Track Memorial Powwow. It consists of a free concert on Friday night and then Saturday and Sunday there is an Inter-tribal Native American gathering that features dance competitions, and Native American arts and food vendors. I would be interested in attending this powwow because it is so close to my home. It would be nice to get to know the Native American cultures that are in my town and better understand the people. This pow wow also sounds appealing because it is Inter-tribal gatherings so I would get to see more than just one
Major Project: The Potlatch “The Potlatch” is a ceremonial feast or festival that is of utmost importance to the people of the Northwest Coast. It is where the people come together and engage in a sort of giving ceremony to either validate or advance individual tribal position or social status. These ceremonies can be compared to ceremonies in Western culture, such as the confirmation of an Italian-Canadian or Thanksgiving for an American family. Although, the ceremonies of “The Potlatch” demonstrate “the core Aboriginal value of generosity” ( Steckley 134), government agents and Christian missionaries from the West did not know what to make of them, during the 1860’s to 1880’s, as a result of there simulacrum of the potlatch the agents and the missionaries opposed the ceremonies and eventually banned them in 1884. When this happened in 1884 it caused a wave of ethnocentrism to pass through the northwest coast and caused the potlatch as we know it to become buried under and pile of western idealism.
Throughout the Holy Week there are many traditions. One of these traditions is to have a parade or street procession every evening of the week. During this social gathering people bring their statues of holy people or saints and either carry them or put them floats or platforms in the parade. Another tradition is for people to dress as the Nazarenos, or people of Nazareth, and parade down the streets in groups of people. These Nazarenos dressers appear to be wearing the same attire as the Ku Klux Klan but the thing they have most in common is the “Capriote” or pointed white hat they both use.
We spend holidays like our ancestors and we even sometimes make food like they did, over a fire! My family is proud of where we came from and what he had to do to make it here in this amazing country. We are also proud to say that our culture had something to do with the foundation of our military and the United States of America in