Saturday, March 19, 2016

Cultural celebrations and how they differ to New Zealand ways of celebrating

  1. All students were to ask a person from a different culture about their way of celebrating. Below are some responses of their way of celebrating.

    1. Do all families in your community celebrate the holiday?
    2. If all families celebrate the holiday, do they do it in the same way?
    3. Are there special foods eaten at this holiday time? If so, what are they?
    4. What do people wear for the holiday?
    5. Do people exchange gifts? If so, what kinds of gifts are received or exchanged?
    6. Would you include someone from a different culture in your holiday? If so, how would you do this?
    7. Is there something you don’t like about the holiday? If so, what is it?
    8. Is there something you love about the holiday? If so, what is it?

Answers
1. No,not all families celebrate St Patrick's day.Only usually Irish people or Irish descendents celebrate this day.

2.
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March..Celebrations generally involve public parades, festivals,music and Irish dancing.

3.corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie and Irish soda bread.Lots of guinness to drink.

4.Green clothing with shamrocks.And remember, if you don't wear green, you risk being pinched.

5.No they don’t.

6.Yes.they would join in on the celebrations.

7.No.absolutely love celebrating this holiday.

8.Yes.Love the atmosphere and everyone having fun.Opportunnity  to celebreate our Irish culture and tradition.
Omagh, County TyroneShamrock
By Isabella
Interviewee was Ashlee: Same questions as above were asked
1.yes
2.I get together with my dads family in the morning and at night we go to me mums family Christmas
3.We eat roast chicken and veg
4.We were Christmas hats and everything else the same
5.yes we do,mostly money or toys
6.we would probably invite them to our big one but for the family ones we would not
7.I do not like how i do not do much maths in the holidays
8.I love spending time with my family so that is what i love
By Kate

My holiday is Mid Summer Festival in Finland.
1.    Do all families in your community celebrate the holiday?         
Yes – celebration falls on the weekend closest to the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere (around June 20) and is considered to be the start of the real summer. Shops close by mid day on Mid Summer Eve and people head outside the cities to their batches by the sea or a lake, camping grounds etc. They want to be close to the nature.
2.    If all families celebrate the holiday, do they do it in the same way?     
No – there is no set way to celebrate this holiday, but normally people stay outdoors late to enjoy the lovely light night and each others company. Kokko (bonfire) is a common part of this holiday and is often lit floating on water, As not everyone is able to light one on their own property due to fire risk there are also public bonfires. BBQs and sauna bathing are popular. Finnish flag is hoisted up and stays up all weekend. Swedish speaking population might do Maypole dancing.
3.    Are there special foods eaten at this holiday time? If so, what are they?        
Yes – after the heavy winter foods all fresh salads and BBQ sausages and meats are very welcome. Pulla (sweet cinnamon bun) is a must and ice cream with new summer flavours. Boiled new summer potatoes with dill will be available in some areas.
4.    What do people wear for the holiday?            
Summer clothes – after the long winter this is the time to shake off all the winter woollies. For formal parties people dress up in their best clothes. Some people wear the traditional Finnish costumes.
5.    Do people exchange gifts? If so, what kinds of gifts are received or exchanged?
No gifts are exchanged on this holiday.
6.    Would you include someone from a different culture in your holiday? If so, how would you do this?
Yes – everyone is welcome. This celebration is all about enjoying each others company in the “night less night”. There is an open door policy and open invitation for anyone to join in.
7.    Is there something you don’t like about the holiday? If so, what is it?
Yes – mosquitos. There are thousands of them and they make the most of having people staying outdoors till the early hours of Mid Summer Day.
  1. Is there something you love about the holiday? If so, what is it?
Yes – the light and the warm weather – it is the most beautiful time of the year especially by the Polar Circle where the sun doesn’t set this time of the year. You will be able to read your book without a lamp at any time of the night.
By Callum

Indian Celebrate Diwali (festive of lights) I Interviewed Nilishni Prasad
1.     Do all families in your community celebrate the holiday? Yes most of them do.
2.     If all families celebrate the holiday, do they do it in the same way? Yes we all do the same way . With prayer and lots of eating and visiting family and friends.
3.     Are there special foods eaten at this holiday time? If so, what are they? Yes special food are prepared , including all different kind of sweets i.e laddo and barifi. Savouries and vegetarian dishes i.e bahajai, puri and  samosa
4.     What do people wear for the holiday? We wear beautiful colour clothes.  Females wear saree , kameez and males wear kurta shirt.
5.     Do people exchange gifts? If so, what kinds of gifts are received or exchanged? Yes we exchange gifts. Such as clothes and also sweets
6.     Would you include someone from a different culture in your holiday? If so, how would you do this? Yes we would invite them over for dinner or for afternoon tea with sweets. Invite them to play fire crackers and light candles
7.     Is there something you don’t like about the holiday? If so, what is it? You have to prepare lots of things and cook lots of food.
8.     Is there something you love about the holiday? If so, what is it? Its always nice to have all the family around, play firecrackers and light Diya’s and candles
By Larissa


1 comment:

  1. Wow! I love reading about all of the celebrations. Learning about cultures and the way people celebrate was something I really enjoyed when I was living in Dubai. We are very diverse at our school too. I look forward to learning more about your cultures and celebrations Room 18!

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