“The Great Melting Pot” Many times when you live in a certain area you do start to pick up on the other cultures around you. No matter what state you live in there are many cultures blending together. Many people do blend the other cultures of the people around them into their own culture. I’ve lived in many states and was able to experience this first hand. All my friends have all picked up on the culture around them from wither their family or friends.
All the time I see the cultures blending together. Even if you try to keep your own culture, the culture around you just sneaks in and you don’t even realize it. I’ve lived in Texas for more than ten years now; so now I don’t really notice the Mexican culture as I used to. You just drive down any street and can see signs advertising “Tex-Mex” or “Mexican food.” The “Tex-Mex” just shows how much we do integrate the Mexican food in our own food. Many of the menus in these restaurants do have Spanish words on them. Even the decors in these restaurants have Spanish influences.
You quickly learn what “El Ba~no” means. (bathroom) You even have restaurants like Taco Bell and Taco Cabana being nation wide chains. Most of the towns in Texas have more Mexican food restaurants than any other kind. The Hispanic culture is spreading around the country, for instance, Picante is the number one condiment is the United states.
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Even our school is integrating the Hispanic culture. In San Antonio, we have Fiesta every April. During this time, San Antonio has the Battle of Flowers parade, on that day the schools have a holiday, even some city office have the day off. Last year I went to an Elementary school to help out a teacher.
I could see a pi~nat a hanging in the room. Even the posters in the room had to do with the Hispanic culture. Of course, if you ask any child in school what their favorite day is in the cafeteria most will reply that Mexican food day is their favorite. Many times even in the dress in school you see a Hispanic connection At school, many times I did see many ladies wearing brightly colored dresses.
A couple of years back I remember that the fad was to wear the big old potato sack jackets that you pulled over. Just Saturday I finally saw a guy wearing one. Even the language of Spanish has slowly trickled into English in Texas. We hear many songs on the radio with Spanish in them; for instance a month ago I heard a song, that in there they said, “drop them chon as, baby!” Chon as being underwear. But many times I hear friends talk and they just talk regularly then just toss a Spanish word in there every now and then. My Christmas has changed dramatically since we have moved down to Texas.
For instance, when we lived in Kansas, we just had a nice stereotype Christmas dinner, we had ham and stuffing and so forth. When we got down to Texas, we now have tamales, enchiladas, tortillas, Spanish rice, and fajitas. I always hear “Feliz Navidad” during Christmas. During Christmas we have a party with the food and even get Dos XX beer to drink.
We even play Uno during Christmas time. Many times after Christmas we get together and go see a Spanish play at the local theater. Even my Easter has the Hispanic culture in it. I never even heard of Casscorones until just a couple years ago.
Now every Easter we make the confetti filled eggs to break over friends and family heads. During Easter time is when Fiesta time comes around, too. We use Casscorones a lot during Fiesta. Many times during the holidays the cultures just “melt” together and form one unique culture you call your own. One Thanksgiving, My family and I went out to eat at a Mexican food restaurant, instead of having the usual turkey and stuffing we had fajitas. Every body, no matter how they were raised, will blend the culture around them into their own.
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This is why America is called “The Great Melting Pot.” We could easily let other cultures slip into our own life and not even notice it. For instance During Christmas we still have Saint Nicholas come by, about little bit before December twenty fifth, and fill our shoes up with candy. This is a tradition that our family picked up in Germany. Even when I have kids I will still use the cultures I use today, like the Casscorones and Mexican food on Christmas night. But I’m sure My own culture might change because where I might live.