apple pie and baseball. Here is more about the culture of USA. American People: The American society is a blend of native Americans as well as a large number of immigrants from various countries like Ireland, Germany, Poland, Italy, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Having gone through a phase of racial discrimination, the United States of America today recognizes four races in the country – Native American, African-American, Asian and European American. Religions in America: The majority of United States includes Protestant Christians.
The percentage of Catholics is slightly less than the Protestants. In addition to this, USA being a secular state, a number of people have also adopted other religions like Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism. American Arts: In the early years American art and literature took most of its ideas and influences from European artists. During the late eighteenth century and the early nineteenth centuries, American paintings primarily included landscapes and portraits in a realistic style. The industrial revolution was responsible for new influences thereafter.
American literature is also known for development of popular literary genres such as hardboiled crime fiction. As far as dance is concerned, USA has its share of dance varieties like the trademark Lindy Hop and its derivative Rock and Roll. There is also the modern square dance and the modern dance. In addition to this, there is a wide influence of several African-American dances. Languages in America: United States of America does not have an official national language as such. However the majority of American population speaks English.
Owing to the large number of immigrants from Spain, Spanish is the second-most common language in America. In addition to this, some other languages that exist owing to the immigrants are German, Polish, Italian and Greek. American Clothing: In general terms, American clothing is diverse and predominantly informal. One of the most popular pieces of clothing that originated in America was the ‘Blue jeans’, which were touted as ‘work clothes’ in the 1850s by an immigrant merchant called Levi Strauss.
American Cuisine: Like every other cultural element, the American cuisine too has a strong European influence. The commonly used ingredients in American cooking are subject to change as you move from one region to the other. Some of the popular preparations in the American cuisine are the American pie, banana split, brownies, corn dogs, crab cakes, hamburgers, clam chowder, lobster, hotdogs, New-York style cheesecake and the Italian-influenced pizza.
American Festivals: In addition to the traditional Christmas, Good Friday and New Year celebrations, Americans also celebrate various other festivals like Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Easter, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kipper. You can also read more about Native American Culture and American Pop Culture. Read more at Buzzle: http://www. buzzle. com/articles/different-cultures-of-the-world. html