The Aztec Dance The Pow-wow culture gets together for singing, dancing, and competitions this unites members of numerous tribes, these reunions were also held for social activities and religious ceremonies. (P.56) In the Mexican culture we have different events that differentiate us from other cultures, such as the Aztec dance. The Aztec dance is a very old Mexican tradition mainly utilized in catholic ceremonies as a different way of expressing prayers. For most catholics in Mexico December twelve is a very important day but for Aztec dancers it is a very special day because they get to perform inside the Catholic Church. December twelve is the day Aztec dancer’s worship our Lady of Guadalupe, on this day Aztec dancers from all over the country perform since early in the morning on their local church in front of multitudes.
Belkov Do not fail In my family we have a ritual to go from childhood to adult at the confirmation. When a child get confirmed there is a big celebration party after the church. During this party there will be three tasks that the child has to complete to become an adul: Light a cigar, drink a glass of cognac, and last tie their own tie. This ritual has been going on for many years, and I went through it too thirteen years ago. The day started with all my family and I went to the church where I would get confirmed, a two hour long ceremony.
Christmas in El Salvador is celebrated to commemorate the birth of baby Jesus. The majority of the country’s religion is Roman Catholic. The church plays an important part for El Salvador in the holidays. On Christmas Eve, they go to Misa de Galo “Rooster’s Mass” in Spanish. The families there have fun going to the special event in church.
The Connectional Officers’ Chorus performed two musical selections. Plenary IV convened at 2:45 p.m. with the worship experience, Give Me a Clean Heart, with Mrs. Aurelia Scott serving as worship leader. Rev. Carolyn Brailsford sang “Speak to my Heart.” Readings, A Clean Heart and A Heart for God, were written and read by Mrs. Odessa Simmons, 7th Episcopal District, and Mrs. Dorothy Davis, 9th Episcopal District. Mrs. Robin Porter Smith, 2 nd Episcopal District, presented a video, “Give Me a Clean Heart.” Mrs. Arvella Austin Strong, Prayer Team Coordinator, prayed a prayer for the prayer requests presented through the Executive Board Meeting.
VETERANS DAY ￼ Veterans Day is often celebrated by wearing poppies, and with parades, ceremonies and moments of silence to honor and remember those who have served in the United States armed forces. Veterans Day is a federal holiday honoring military veterans. The holiday occurs on November 11th each year. When this falls on a weekend, it is observed on adjacent weekday. Veterans day is important to Americans because it is a way of showing thank yours for what the veterans did for us.
My paper this evening will hopefully explain the differences between each of the four Hispanic American groups I have chosen. First you have the Mexican American ethnicity which I know from personal experience are religious and very family oriented. Approximately 75 percent of the Mexican American population are of the Catholic faith, and in the southwestern United Sates over two-thirds of the Catholics are Mexican or Mexican Americans (Julian Samora, A History of the Mexican-American People, p.232). They have a few religious festivals and rituals such as the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe which is celebrated on December 12th. The festival celebrates the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to a changed Christian Indian.
It was to be a joyous celebration, to be observed throughout the generations. The feast would lasted for 8 days and on that last day; part of the ritual involved a priest taking water from the pool of Siloam and then take it into the altar and pour it onto the altar. Many believe this was when Jesus spoke “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink, He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water’” (John7:37-38). The Feast of Tabernacles was basically a fall festival, celebrating the abundance of God’s blessings in connection with the ingathering of the fall harvest. It is also a memorial of the Exodus, when the Israelites wandered in the wilderness, living in tabernacles, or tents, en route to the Promised Land.
The Chinese believed it is a virtue to follow Confucianism. To summarize, Confucianism is a mutual belief of the Chinese. When talking about Chinese culture, we could not neglect the Chinese have a respectful personality. They respect everything, including the god, ancestors, ghost, emperor and the seniors. Sometime, other races may say the Chinese having too much superstitious belief.
It has been a tradition to celebrate the child’s first hundred days of living as well as his/her first year. These two days are known as baek-il, which means one hundred days, and dol, which is the first birthday to celebrate. On my baek-il, my family had made offerings to the birth goddess, Samshin. During this time, I was introduced to traditional, Korean music. Because one of Korea’s first religions was Buddhism, most of the traditional music in Korea embrace the concept of Buddhism.
Native American Dancing Native American dancing plays a very important role in the Native culture. It is like going to church from an outsider’s perspective. Most traditional dancing takes place in the roundhouse. The roundhouse is a very scared place where dancers dance to pray and singers sing the songs. They pray for sick people, good health, healing, and a lot of the time pray for the elders.