Culture And Cultural Characteristics Of The Philippines

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Philippines Cultural Paper Culture is the customs, traditions, and unique way of life for a people. Culture is beauty, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Culture is the bedrock of a nation. Culture includes the body language that is not seen elsewhere, common used crutch words, and the unique accents they hold. What they consider to be polite such as table manners that may seem odd to others. For more homogenous people, it can be the way they look. Some have a traditional outfit or dress for special events and celebrations that were celebrated by their fathers and fore fathers because of a moment in history such as a decisive battle for freedom that was the pride of a nation. Culture is not a temporary popular trend that youths of…show more content…
Filipinos treat extended family and distant relatives as close family and friends. For any event or occasion, a family will invite not just immediate family but all family members such as cousins on the other side of the family tree. Filipinos are very religious. The most common religions in the Philippines are Catholicism and Islam. Filipinos like to celebrate. Among the religious holidays officially observed in the Philippines are Christmas and Easter, as well as Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan (blaza, 2016). Filipinos commonly eat rice or noodles with every dish. Balut, a parboiled embryonic duck still in the egg, is a popular street food in the Manila area (blaza, 2016). There are over 120 languages in the Philippines, but the most common language used is Tagalog. Filipinos are taught Tagalog and English through grade school, with Tagalog being the national…show more content…
The Philippines is a group of 7100 islands, located in the Western Pacific Ocean. It is considered Southeast Asia. The Cordillera Central is a row of hills and mountain ranges that run north to Luzon Straight (blaza, 2016). The Cordillera Central contains three ranges that are 5900 feet in height and run parallel to each other (blaza, 2016). Mindanao is a large island in the South of the Philippine archipelago. Mindanao has many significant ranges; the Diuata (Diwata) Mountains is the largest mountain range that runs along the east coast (blaza, 2016). Another range west of Diuata is in the middle of Mindanao and runs south (blaza, 2016). From the northeastern corner of the Moro Gulf, the Butig Mountains run northwest and are farther west from Diuata (blaza, 2016). Near the southern coast, Mount Apo is the tallest mountain in the Philippines at 9,692 feet (blaza, 2016). Lake Sultan Alonto (Lake Lanao) is encompassed by many volcanos, and a low cordillera extends through the Zamboanga Peninsula in the far west (blaza, 2016). The most important rivers of the Philippines are the Cagayan, Agno, Pampanga, Pasig, and Bicol on Luzon and the Mindanao (Río Grande de Mindanao) and Agusan on Mindanao (blaza, 2016). The Largest cities with over 1 million people are Quezon City, Manila, Budta (Muslim region of Min Danao), Davao City, and Malingao. According to the CIA (The World Factbook, 2016), there are approximately 100 million people in the Philippines. The average

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