By Erica Cintron


The main language spoken in my culture is English. Being born and raised in the United States I speak the language of the country. I do not go to church or practice any religion. I do not think that religion influences my culture because it is not a part of my life. I do celebrate Christmas and Easter, but not really for the religious meanings that they represent. I just like to get presents. I think that my culture allows me to be the person I am today by being strong, and representing my families heritage well. By carrying on traditions and a way of life that is expected from my culture is what will allow me to be the person I want to be in the future.


Time to eat......

My nationalities influence the kinds of foods I eat. This influences my culture because I eat different foods that many of my friends are unaware of. Some of the foods that I eat that are unfamiliar to friends of mine are bratwurst, which is a German sausage, and pernil, which is the way Puerto Ricans make roast pork. Additionally, there are many other different meats and cheeses that my culture eats as well. The French part of my family enjoy cheeses, such as brie with wine. In all of these cultures, food is an important part of day to day life, as well as celebrations. When it's time to eat, it's a time to gather with friends and family.