Greetings and Celebrations in Argentina

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Greetings and Celebrations in Argentina

  1. 1. Liceo Cultural Británico <ul><li>Ética y Deontología Docente </li></ul><ul><li>2006 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Greetings, Celebrations and Socializing by Elizabeth Casem and Maria Perez A.
  3. 3. From Ushuaia to La Quiaca Many things may appear to be different... ... but in fact they are shared.
  4. 4. Socializing <ul><li>Mate is one of the most popular </li></ul><ul><li>ways of socializing. Some people </li></ul><ul><li>gather round and share a </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly moment passing the </li></ul><ul><li>infusion from one person to </li></ul><ul><li>another. </li></ul><ul><li>Foreigners pull funny faces at </li></ul><ul><li>The odd looking container, but </li></ul><ul><li>after a few tastes, the oddity </li></ul><ul><li>fades away and they mingle </li></ul><ul><li>with the round and are </li></ul><ul><li>welcomed as a part of it. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Socializing <ul><li>Another socializing tool is </li></ul><ul><li>technology . Whether they are </li></ul><ul><li>computers or cellular phones, it </li></ul><ul><li>aids to real-time communication </li></ul><ul><li>joining different ends of the </li></ul><ul><li>Globe with a single pressing of </li></ul><ul><li>a key. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Holidays & Celebrations August 17 : Anniversary of San Martin’s death. July 9th : Argentinean Independence Day. June 20th : Flag Day in honor of Manuel Belgrano, creator of the flag. May 25th : The Argentine Republic is born. Most celebrations are related to the country’s own history.
  7. 7. Holidays & Celebrations Other celebrations are related to the people’s traditions and costumes. One of the largest celebrations throughout Argentina is &quot;Carnival&quot;. Each region has its own way to celebrate it. Some people dress up and dance the zamba and the carnavalito . Other people sing songs called chamamé , accompanied by accordions or harps. Children play water-balloon war .
  8. 8. Holidays & Celebrations Christmas New Year Easter A high percentage of Argentineans belong to the Christian faith, and as stated in the Constitution, our county follows Christian celebrations as holidays.
  9. 9. Greetings A kiss on the cheek. In some places one way to greet people you have just met or friends from childhood is by kissing one or both cheeks, while unfamiliar people are only greeted verbally .
  10. 10. Greetings Hand-shakes are usually meant for formal situations where closer contact may be inappropriate. Men are more likely to shake hands than women, however in business situations it is considered the standard greeting for both sexes. Yet, o nly women may be greeted more closely.
  11. 11. Sources: <ul><li>Patagonia Online http://www.patagonline.com/esp/guiaarg.html#event </li></ul><ul><li>Argentour http://www.argentour.com/gente/holidays.html </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia http://www.wikipedia.org </li></ul><ul><li>Image search on Google web browser </li></ul>

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