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Sometimes, two rosaries are connected with a small loop and each rosary is placed around the neck of one partner. The meaning of the white lasso or the rosary is to represent the unity of the new family (Castro 243-249).
Chinano weddings are characterized by presence of traditional as well as gospel music of Catholic Church. This is because Chinano customs are based on Catholic tradition. The music custom symbolizes the happiness of the wedding ceremony and the happiness of the marriage. However, the length at which the music festivals and parades are done depends on the social and financial wellbeing of the families that are wedding. For rich families, the music festivals may last for a week (Gaspar de Alba 73-80).
Based on the fact that Chinano traditions are connected with Catholic beliefs, Chinano weddings are characterized by the statue of virgin Mary. Several statues are placed in different positions within the wedding arena. Again, the possible significance of the Virgin Mary statue is to represent the sanctity of the wedding and value of the marriage (Stacy
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To begin with, culture is considered to be the identity of an individual and a society. Further, this individual identity is constituted and developed by the wider perspectives of cultural heritage. In other words, knowing an individual is to know a culture, and vice versa.
having Mexican origin (Arturo, pp. 20-28). This term was unfamiliar until the last few decades, which came into prominence after 1960s. People of Chicano culture were trade into America as low-priced labors with the agreement of the American and Mexican governments.
It is possible to say that Spain had a great impact on these territories since Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. Spain was one of the first movers who started colonization of America and occupied the Southwest. Spanish colonizers established their rules and social order, values and traditions on this land.
people from the atrocities that were taking place within its borders and to unite them to face an external threat – the British, as the Argentinean government moved to exert territorial rights over the Falkland islands which was under British rule. The film story of
It was popular among the Texan-Mexicans from 1935-1955.
For conjuncto style of music, the most important instrument is the accordion which the Chicanos adopted from the Europeans who settled in America. The other theory was that the accordion was
According to the author of the essay, the Americans of Mexican descent were rooted to the idea of improving the condition of Mexicans in America and these Americans were usually students from both colleges and universities. Admittedly, these students wanted to improve the position of the Mexican Americans in politics and education.
The Mexican Americans over the past years have experienced difficult in identifying themselves mainly because of their history, which poses ambiguity.
The Mexicans after the Americans colonized them were