Although the events that comprise the festival look just like entertainment, there is significance behind it all. Through the underlying values behind these rituals of Sanja Matsuri, the connection I feel between the festival and I, are the values of honor and pride. The Sanja Matsuri festival expresses honor through the rituals of parades, music, and dancing to commemorate the three men whom founded the Sensouji temple. The Sanja Matsuri (“Three Shrine Festival”) is one of the largest Shinto festivals held in Tokyo. Sanja Matsuri always occurs on the third weekend of May at the Asakusa shrine starting on Saturday and ending on Monday.
Fourth of July People are overjoyed at the start of summer because it means a break from the stress of school for several months. One of the greatest parts of the summer is the 4th of July. It reminds Americans of the freedom they have and the struggle people have triumphed to protect it. Every year, my family celebrates this great day by throwing a party and inviting all of our friends. This has gone on for the last thirteen years and we have had anywhere from fifty to three hundred people at our house.
Values are a collective conception of what is considered good, desirable, proper, or what is considered undesirable in culture. Technology is cultural information about how to use the material resources of the environment to satisfy human needs and desires. Symbols of Mardi Gras are everywhere especially in New Orleans, Louisiana. From the colorful beaded necklaces thrown from the endless floats, to the decorative Mardi Gras masks that adorn the riders faces. If you’re lucky enough you may be able to catch doubloons or even a hand decorated coconut from the Krewe of Zulu that parades on Fat Tuesday.
Mostly served with rice and beans and of course with the flavorful seasoning that only Mexican cooks can provide. The smell of the place is glorious and unique, the notorious combination of nature like flowers, grasses and even dirt and the pollution that the channel liberates, both make even the smell of Xochimilco unique. But smell isn’t the only thing that captivates visitors it is the wonderful sight that caught the eyes of thousands everyday; and not only visitors but even its residents. In Xochimilco you can feel and touch the grasp when you are walking around this ancestral place. There are incredible views in the morning that show girasols looking at the sun and the essences, that inspire a stay for an entire life.