Argentina is considered acountry of immigrants.Most Argentines descend fromcolonial-era settlers and of 19thand 20th century immigrantsfrom Europe.
WE FOUND OUT ABOUT THE ORIGINOF OUR FAMILY NAMES.THESE ARE THE RESULTS:1114Origin of our family namesSpanish originPortuguese originItalian origin
THESE ARE THE NATIONALITIESREPRESENTED IN OUR CLASS:0246810121411412Number ofstudentsNationalitiesArgentineChileanColombian
We all speak the samelanguage: SPANISH.But there are slightvariations invocabulary, intonation andpronunciation.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW.We interviewed two of ourclassroom partners thatcome from Colombia inorder to find out about theirexperience of coming to liveto Argentina.
PEOPLE FROM MANY FOREIGNCOMUNITIES LIVE IN OUR CITY:* SPAIN* ITALY* CHILE* BOLIVIA* COLOMBIA* PARAGUAY* CHINA* VASQUE COUNTRY
SOME OF THEM HAVEA COMMUNITY CLUBWHERE THEY MEET.
It was built at the end of theXIX century as ‘The ItalianSociety Union and Fraternity ofMutual Help’. It has beenenlarged but it conserves itsoriginal style.THE ITALIANSOCIETY
This building was oficially inagurated on 1stApril,1863 as ‘The French Society of MutualHelp’. It has had many multiple uses latelywithout changing its original appearance.THE FRENCHSOCIETY
THE SPANISHSOCIETYIt was opened in1920 as a place tohelp both theSpanish communityin our city and theirdescendants. It stillconserves itsoriginal style andaim.
THE VASQUECENTREIt is situated inthe centre of thecity and is usedto celebrateparties carriedout by thecommunity ofVasque peoplethat live here.
SOCIETY OF BOLIVIAN PEOPLE LIVINGIN SAN NICOLÁSIt is the most modern of them. It was builtabout twenty years ago. It is used by alarge number of Bolivian people who live inour city to practice sports and practicetypical dances.
WHAT ARE THESE PLACESUSED FOR?Foreign community membersgather in these places to celebrateparties or eat typical dishes .But these are also cultural placesto learn typical dances, sportsand languages. .
Some of these communities keepsome old traditions and stillcelebrate some festivals.Follow this link to see a video about the Guadalupean Party in our city:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUxE-PT8aYwFor example, the community of Bolivia inour city celebrate the day of theGuadalupe Virgen on 8th December andthat of the Copacabana Virgin on 7thSeptember.
EVERY YEAR IN NOVEMBER, THERE IS AFESTIVAL OF FOREIGN COMMUNITIESORGANISED BY OUR TOWN HALL, TOSHOW ALL THE COMMUNITIES THAT LIVEHERE AND PROMOTE CULTURALAWARENESS.
People from differentcountries have thepossibility of showing theirtypicalcostumes, music, traditionaldishes and traditionalobjects.
All along the Americancontinent,we commemorateThe Day of CulturalDiversityon 19th April.
… a great step towardsreal peace.Culturalawarenessis…
ESCUELA DE EDUCACIÓNSECUNDARIA N° 76° YEAR - 2013SAN NICOLÁSBUENOS AIRESARGENTINA