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What is Mestizo?

Mestizo is a term that refers to descendants of indigenous Americans and the Spanish. It is a Spanish term that means mixed. The term is used traditionally in Latin America to refer to persons of mixed nationality, particularly American and European origin. The term was common in Spanish empire at the time when American colonies [...]

What is France Known For?

French is famous for its culture and the cultural heritage of its people. Ever since the fundamentals of modern Europe were established, France has played a major role in the European region. French art, music, architecture, monasteries, courts and literature played an important role on refining the western culture. After the resurgence, European cultures grew with [...]

What is etiquette?

Etiquette refers to a set of social or behavioral rules that can be common and sometimes unique in different social classes and cultures. The way people behave with other people is said to be governed by social and behavioral rules which are commonly referred to as “social etiquette’ or simply “etiquette”. When speaking about the [...]

What is Ethnicity?

What is Ethnicity? Ethnicity refers to ethnic groups and actually the terms can be used interchangeably. Ethnicity pertains to a group of people who share a common heritage, language, culture, religion, and ideologies. Oftentimes, ideologies pertain to customary ancestry. Being a member of such group brings realization of belonging to ethnicity. Acknowledgement from different group’s [...]

What is Rosh Hashanah?

What is Rosh Hashanah? Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year celebration. Jews observe this celebration on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month in the Jewish calendar, and is ten days before Yom Kippur. The Torah describes it as “Zikaron Terua”, or the remembrance of the blowing of the horn. Rosh Hashanah [...]

What is Philippine Culture?

What is Philippine Culture? The Philippines is a country in Southeast Asia. The country was subject to centuries of colonialism, having been under the rule of the Spanish, the British, the Americans and the Japanese. Because of this the Philippines is an amalgamation of many different cultures, which makes it unique—and many say an anomaly—as [...]

What is Culture?

Culture is a way of life at a particular time, though dynamic it has a very strong element of consistency. It involves practices and shared values that are considered the norm among a group of people at that time. These values and practices are learnt through social interactions and distinguish the group from others. Culture [...]

What is Art?

Art has been with us ever since the beginning of mankind. From those early times to date art has evolved in the same way that man has. In some cultures there are art forms that have been passed from one generation to the next and continue to be practiced to this very day. Art is [...]