Every December and January in the United States friends and families gather to celebrate the upcoming holidays. In preparation for Christmas it is common to see lights hung on houses, Christmas trees decorated with ornaments, kids writing out their wish list to Santa Claus, and even Santa himself riding through multiple neighborhoods on a fire truck. When the New Year rolls around, it is common in the United States for friends and loved ones to stay up until midnight, gather around the television to watch the ball drop, and possibly enjoy a few celebratory drinks as well. As widely recognized as our holiday traditions are, countries in Latin America, specifically Brazil and Venezuela, have their own way of celebrating Christmas and New Years.
GENIUS CHRISTMAS PARTY 2015 Christmas are celebrated every 25th day of December. It is the season of love, fun, greetings and gifts. People are busy preparing for the coming Christmas. Schools, Companies, Government offices and any other establishments are also having their preparation to celebrate it. Everyone is juiced up for Christmas.
In America today, there is a large and diverse African-American population. Within this population, there are several ethnic groups. The other ethnic group similar to Afro-Americans is Dominicans. Not only are they both minorities, but they also look similar as well. Both Dominicans and Afro-Americans are originally from Africa, but their slave masters separated them into two different cultures.
Jadyn Chavannes skeen Mrs. Ministro HRT3M1 Wednesday 28th 2014 Christmas a time of Joy The festival that I am doing is considered to be a big diverse holiday that is celebrated each December for a period of time. The preparing for Christmas is called Advent and begins on a Sunday four weeks before Christmas till after New Year’s. Christmas was originated because of Christ’s birth Christmas is a holiday shared and celebrated by many religions. It is a day that has happy and memorable feelings around the entire world. To a lot people it is a Joyous time of the year giving and receiving gift, parties and a lot of eating for days.
Christmas is a period of time, including 25 December, when Christians remember the birth of Jesus Christ. I think Christmas is also a season of presents, joy and family getting together. Many children believe the tradition that Santa Claus visits them with his special sleigh carried by his magical reindeer that can really fly! Santa Claus only comes when children are very well-behaved. He arrives on the night of Christmas Eve to bring presents for the children.
Halloween is a historical holiday that dates back to several thousand years ago. When I think of Halloween some things that come to mind are decorations, pumpkins, costumes, and parties. Although, some Halloween traditions have come and gone, there are many that we still celebrate today in the United States. There are several traditions that Americans take part in before actual Halloween day comes on October 31st. Most families today decorate their houses inside and out for Halloween, some more in depth than others.
As I look out my window I see tiny snowflakes slowly drifting down. I can hear the roar of laughter coming from the living room downstairs. Soon enough Saint Nick will be upon us. Christmas always brings everyone home for the holidays. Christmas is my favorite holiday because of the traditions my families and I celebrate that include our Christmas Eve routine, Christmas morning routine, and giving back to our community.
The reason behind this was slavery, and it lasted between middle of the sixteenth century until 1980, making it the largest movement across the Atlantic before the 19th century (Lovejoy, 2002, pg. 141). The origin of the name ‘Middle Passage’ came about the crossing from Africa to America, and it acquired the name since it was the central point of the trade routes taken by many of the ships. This passage took imprisoned Africans from their motherland. The economies of the colonies in America such as the Carribean and Latin America were making development progress.
Also women are expected to be dedicated in being a mother and a daughter and by their late twenties to be married (“Dominican Republic Traditions and Etiquette”). It is interesting that they are expected to be married at a certain age. The men take on the role that is traditional which is being the one who enforces rules. The role of the men and women is also based on the social class they are in. The middle and upper class families are called patriarchal and the father is the norm (“Dominican Family Structure”).
Halloween welcomes cavities from all the candy received and only weeks later, there is the typical family dinner to celebrate Christmas filled with fattening comfort food. Halloween and Christmas are holidays in which no one seems to care to be bothered with the thought of weight