How Did Culture Affect Hispanic Culture

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Hispanic culture is used to name the Spanish-speaking, Latin American countries. It also refers to the beliefs, values, norms, language, arts, practices, history, etc. of those countries. Some countries such as Brazil and Haiti are also considered part of Latin America, even though Spanish is not their primary language. Brazilian heritage was founded on the native people that lived in the country before its colonization, the colonizers that immigrated to the country, and the slaves that were brought. Brazil has the second largest African population in the world, so its heritage also has some African culture.
Some of the things that Hispanics value the most are family, relationship with others, religion, work, etc. For Hispanics,
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In both of these cultures, relationships are characterized by the men being the ones with the more authority over the family. Men are usually the ones that have to provide for the family while women are supposed to be caring and loving mothers that dedicate their lives to running the household. Friendships in these cultures tend to be strong and are expected to last a lifetime. Work-related relationships are most of the times formal and strictly professional.
Common rituals in Hispanic communities are the celebration of birthdays and the breaking of the piñata. The celebration of the girls’ 15 years, which is believed to be the age at which girls become women, with a big party, dance, food, etc. The Day of the Dead (celebrated in November) is a day to remember friends and family members that have passed away. That day people make a big party as well. Hispanics usually celebrate Christmas’ Eve and New Year’s Eve with lots of food, friends and family. The Three Kings (Los Reyes Magos) is in January (similar to Santa Claus), and they are supposed to bring toys to the
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For them, becoming sick sometimes is considered a sign of weakness. Some Hispanics prefer domestic remedies, prayers, friends, or a traditional healer (curandero) rather than seeking medical assistance. In some cases when those alternatives don’t work, some people get the medical assistance while others practice both things at the same time, or return to the alternatives when they are not satisfied with the modern medicine. In Hispanic countries sometimes health services are free of cost, but they don’t have the hygiene and conditions necessary to offer a good

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