Most of the traditions that African Americans participate in come from the slave times when their traditions were the only thing they had left; rhythmic dancing, loud singing and voodoo practices are all small parts of African traditions that the slaves brought over to America when they came. These traditions vary greatly from the traditions they left in Africa because they blended with the white American influence that they were subjected to on a daily basis.Continue Reading
Since slaves were often forbidden from learning to read and write, most of the African American traditions have been passed down orally. Parents, grandparents and great grandparents have told stories for generations that were passed down from their parents. These stories and habits involve everything from voodoo spells to a particular style of speaking, known as Ebonics.
The traditions of African Americans live on mostly in the southern parts of the United States. In this area, the traditions were held onto tightly and embraced by younger generations. Words that are common in the South, such as banjo and okra, have become an ingrained part of the English language, but were originally used by slaves that had been brought over from African countries.Learn more about Cultures & Traditions
Although America is known for its variety of cultures and customs, the typical American citizen is usually a working class, culturally accepting and liberal individual. The United States is so varied in its geography, nationalities and cultural traditions that it is not possible to accurately define what a typical American is like. American society is multicultural and founded on tolerance and mutual respect.Full Answer >
According to Altius Directory, Florida comprises a mixed culture of various ethnic groups such as Greeks and other Europeans, American Whites, Asians, Cubans, Puerto Ricans and African Americans. The state's culture is also influenced by Native Americans. Since Florida is also a southern state, southern culture is also heavily prevalent. Many people from Europe and around the United States move to Florida.Full Answer >
Incidents of women used for breeding purposes in history include breeding slaves for profit and labor in the United States and the Lebensborn breeding program in Nazi Germany between 1935 and 1945, but illegal baby-breeding farms currently exist, such as the one shut down in Thailand in 2011, as reported by the Huffington Post. Many instances of women being used for breeding purposes are perpetuated by profit or to expand the numbers in a race, religion, cult or slave ring.Full Answer >
Some traditional Japanese customs are showing respect to others by bowing at the waist to greet them and avoiding the number four because of superstition that it brings bad luck. In addition, it is customary not to tip for restaurant service in Japan and it is customary to avoid nose blowing in public and walking while eating.Full Answer >