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9 September 2018
My Personal Culture
The Hispanic culture has different values, beliefs, and traditions. Family is highly value. Family is a close-knit group and the most important social group to gather in any events or special days. The Hispanic “family unit” includes not only parents and children but also grandparents and extended family. Individuals within the family have moral responsibilities to help other members of the family experiencing financial problems, unemployment, health conditions and any other life issues. They show the importance placed upon relationship within their family extending a hand in good times and bad. Respect and dignity are other important values of the Hispanic culture. Children’s are taught to avoid confrontations with parents and older persons, and to be obedient and respectful. The Hispanics believe that the father is head of the family and the mother is to take care of home. Naming children after grandparents and parents is fairly common.
My grandmother also known as “nana” has always been the one to raise all the children in my household and has always provided us with home cooked meals and care. If she offered us food and we said we weren’t hungry, we would negotiate and sit down to eat because she would always win. For Christmas we make tamales and for New year's we make menudo. I was raised Catholic and for the Virgin Mary and Saint Martin’s birthday we gather together, kneel on our knees and pray with the rosary. My nana displays the main Saints and pictures of our loved ones as well as lit candles on the table for us to face and pray...