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DESCRIPTIONENGLAND. Group : Angela Russo Agustìn Cueto Pancho Lopez Juan Martin Barozzi. INDEX. Introduction Important facts Location National Identity Typical food Food Customs at Ceremonial Occasions Tipical clothes Music Religion Conclusion. introduction. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Group: Angela Russo Agustìn Cueto Pancho Lopez
Juan Martin Barozzi
INDEXIntroductionImportant factsLocationNational IdentityTypical foodFood Customs at Ceremonial Occasions Tipical clothesMusicReligionConclusion
England is an important and interesting country because of it`s traditions, because of it history and advances in all or most of the areas such as the technological ones. England affects the whole world and well this happens scince history began, this was the place were the machines were created at the industrial revolution.
Important factsEngland the is a small country placed at the
north west of europe, it is part of the UK. It is a first world country and is one of the most rich ones too. It`s popular for it monuments, historical facts and products such as clothe, furniture and electronics.
His flag is:
It's in the North West of Europe, on the island of Great Britain.
England is the largest of three areas that make up Great Britain - Scotland in the North, Wales in the West and England around the centre.
Along with Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, England is part of the United Kingdom.
National IdentityEnglish cultural roots lie in a merging of
Anglo-Saxon, Danish, and Norman French culture that has existed as a synthesis since the late Middle Ages. A process of negotiation was at the heart of this cultural creation.
Food Customs at Ceremonial OccasionsApart from cakes on birthdays, few special
foods are eaten at major secular ceremonies, although such ceremonies involve toasting and drinking alcohol. In religious ceremonies, alcohol, usually wine, is common at most celebrations of the Eucharist in Christian churches and also is used at Jewish ceremonies. On Shrove Tuesday, which is both a secular and a religious occasion, many people eat pancakes.
Basic EconomyThe economy is developed and highly specialized, and very
few inhabitants produce food and other necessities for themselves. In 1998, approximately 13 percent of England's workforce was self-employed, many working in agriculture, fishing, and construction. This group and the few among the economically inactive (21 percent in 1998) who have opted out of the market economy completely are the only people in England who may produce goods for themselves. Given that the majority of both groups are part of the regular economy, the number of people who are completely self-sufficient is small, although at times they are politically and culturally prominent. A rough sense of England's dependence on the world can be gained by looking at trade figures as a proportion of GDP. In 1997 England's exports amounted to about 29 percent of GDP, as did imports.
English folkloreEnglish folklore is the folk tradition that has evolved in England over the centuries.
England abounds with folklore, in all forms, from such obvious manifestations as semi-historical Robin Hood tales, to contemporary urban myths and facets of cryptozoology such as the Beast of Bodmin Moor. The famous Arthurian legends may not have originated in England, but variants of these tales are associated with locations in England, such as Glastonbury and Tintagel.
Examples of surviving English folk traditions include the Morris dance and related practices such as the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance and the Mummers Plays. In many, usually rural places, people still gather for May Day festivals on the first of May to celebrate the beginning of summer. This traditionally involves local children skipping around a maypole - a large pole erected on the village green (historically a tree would have been specially cut down) - each carrying a coloured ribbon, resulting in a multi-coloured plaited pattern. The festival traditionally features Morris dancing and various festivities, culminating in the crowning of a 'May Queen'. Many regional variations of the festivals exist; the oldest still practiced today is the "'Obby 'Oss festival of Padstow, which dates back to the 14th century.
The utopian vision of a traditional England is sometimes referred to as Merry England.
Music Folk music of England refers to various types of traditionally based music,
often contrasted with courtly, classical and later commercial music, for which evidence exists from the later medieval period. It has been preserved and transmitted orally, through print and later through recordings. The term is used to refer to English traditional music and music composed, or delivered, in a traditional style. English folk music has produced or contributed to several important musical genres, including sea shanties, jigs, hornpipes and dance music, such as that used for Morris dancing. It can be seen as having distinct regional and local variations in content and style, particularly in areas more removed from the cultural and political centers of the English state, as in Northumbria, or the West Country. Cultural interchange and processes of migration mean that English folk music, although in many ways distinctive, has particularly interacted with the music of Scotland, Ireland and Wales. It has also interacted with other musical traditions, particularly classical and rock music, influencing musical styles and producing musical fusions, such as electric folk, folk punk and folk metal. There remains a flourishing sub-culture of English folk music, which continues to influence other genres and occasionally to gain mainstream attention.
Religious Beliefs In 1998, approximately 10 percent of the population
claimed to be atheists and 15 percent said they were agnostics, while 20 percent said they believed in God. In 1991, about 25 percent of inhabitants claimed to believe in astrology and good luck charms, and 42 percent believed in fortune-telling and faith healing. The major religious traditions are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, and Buddhism. In recent decades, so-called pagan or cult religions have included Wicca, shamanism, heathenism, druidry, goddess religion, the Unification Church, and Transcendental Meditation.
Conclusion England and it’s culture has been more interesting and different that what we thought it was; it has been very helpful for us to under sand every single piece that made England what it is now a days. We discovered how people live there and it help us relate better with every person that comes for there, because it has an important culture that since lots of years ago and the facts that make this a grate and enjoyable country. We personally think that England has a great culture and most of all we enjoyed and liked searching and discovering it.
sourcesFlocklore & music
Riligion, economy, http://
www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/England.htmlBook -England is not just tea