A person's cultural background refers to the environment and surroundings in which he/she grew up in. It is the collection of influences in a person's life and involves much more than just geographic location.
Cultural background encompasses many aspects of society, such as socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity. Other factors that contribute to an individual's cultural background include gender, age, religion, traditions, language and hobbies. A person can belong to several cultural groups. For example, the person could be Asian, elderly, Christian and vegetarian at the same time. It is the combination of the person's various cultures that makes up his/her cultural background.