By, Jesse Embry, Cory Harvey, Randy Maloy
Family Tradition and Culture.
“Asian people place strong emphasis on family connection as the major source of identity and protection against the hardship of life”.
They children have a bond with adults, as they speak with them with kindness and respect.Family loyalty consists of closeness of the family, as well as mutual obligations and respect.
“Independent behavior that may disrupt the harmony of the family is highly discouraged”.
“Traditionally, Southeast asians tend to have large extended families living together”
Tradition in Religion and Holidays.
Chinese New Year.
Despite the name, Chinese New Year is actually celebrated in a lot of countries. The 2004 Chinese New Year is the Year of the Monkey and is celebrated on January 22nd. It celebrates the first day of the Chinese Lunar Calendar and is the most important yearly festival for the Chinese. Each year is named after one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
Ching Ming Festival.
This Chinese holiday, celebrated on April 5th, is the Ching Ming Festival (aka Qingming Festival.) Ching, in Chinese, means pure or clean and Ming means brightness. Most people call this holiday grave-sweeping day because people head to the cemetery to clean graves.
Holi is a spring festival that is celebrated throughout India. For two days, people party it by dropping powdered colors from the rooftops, drench each other with balloons filled with colored water and have huge feasts. This festival is held to celebrate the defeat of the mythical creature, Holika. Holi starts off with a big bonfire to help clear the leaves and twigs of the autumn that has just past.
Gautama Siddhartha who was given the title "Buddha" or "awakened-one."
While there are as as many religions in Asia as there are anywhere else, Buddhism is one of the predominant ones. Buddhism was established in northern India about 2500 years ago in response to the life and teachings of
Tradition with Food.
A traditional Chinese meal that consists of lots of small dishes of a bunch of different kinds of foods, including steamed or fried dumplings.
Tea plays a major role in Asian culture - whether it's in China, India or Malaysia - tea ceremonies, in their various forms, are a major part of most Asian cultures.