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Culture Week Project

Kara Sandford

on 6 April 2011

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Argentina 2 People and Tourism Music and Art Argentina is unique because most of
their population, in fact 85%, consists
of Europeans, and more specifically
Spaniards and Italians. People and Tourism Argentina is unique because
most of the population, in fact
85%, is of European decent and more specifically from Spain or Italy. Argentina has a population of about
350,000 Jews as well. Although Spanish is the national language, there are many languages
spoken in Argentina, they
include English, Italian,
German, French, and some
Native American languages. Where is Argentina? Argentina is in South America
and is surrounded by Paraguay,
Uraguay, Bolivia, and Chile. Geography and
Business Did you Know? Argentina is the 2nd largest country in South America and 2nd largest
honey producing country in the world, it is one of the greatest food
producing nations. Land in Argentina varies, it includes the Andes
Mountains, and has many low lands and valleys. The Andes Mountains in Argentina. The climate is also very
vast in Argentina. It has arctic regions in the South.... Patagonia which is well known for its cold climate. A beach in Pinamar,
Argentina Ocean climates on the coastlines... Mountains in the west... and jungles in the North. Economically, agriculture is most important to Argentina and consists mostly of livestock and fishing. Men hearding cattle in Northern Argentina. In Argentina they use paper money ($2,$5,$10,$20,$50, and $100), and they use coins that are worth 1 cent, 5, cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents and 1 peso. Religion and Holidays 90% of Argentina's population is
Roman Catholic but according to the law there is freedom of religion in Argentina. Most Roman Catholics in Argentina make an
annual pilgrimage to a local holy shrine or
holy site to honor the Holy Patron Saint of
Argentina. Argentinians making a pilgrimage to honor the Holy Patron Saint. Cathedral Basilica de Salta, located in Salta, Argentina In Argentina, a lot of the same holidays are celebrated that are
celebrated in the US. Easter, Christmas, and New Years are a
few of the holidays that we have in common. Christmas in Argentina consists of a lot
of lights, just like in America. The "Carnival" is one of the most important and largest
celebrations that happens in Argentina and consists of
costumes, music, and dancing. The Carnival consists of many lights and costumes The most popular place to pilgrimage is Lujan,
65 km west of Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires film festival in April and Mar del
Plata film festival in March are 2 important art festivals that take place in Argentina. They are
important because they attract filmmakers from
all around the world. Did you know? Holidays are often affected in Argentina because they are
in the Southern Hemisphere, which means that January and
February are considered summer months, while July and
August are winter months. Recoleta cemetery is very detailed and
contains graves of some the most
infulential people in Argentina. Food In Argentina, the most popular dish is beef and
they prepare it in many different ways. Beef for sale in the Coto supermarket in Buenos Aires. Argentinians also like a traditional tea like drink called Yerba. Traditional Yerba cup and straw
and the raw form of the tea. A common dessert in Argentina is called sweet
bread, and it often contains little pieces of
nuts and fruits. Traditional Argentinian
sweet bread. Did you know? An average Argentinian will have 4 full meals
in one day. They also have many different types of rich cheeses that they often enjoy snacking on. This specific cheese is 2 pounds of Provolone
which was produced in Argentina. Many of the dishes in Argentina are inspired by the Italians, Germans,
and even the British, because in 1885 1 million European immigrants
came to Argentina. For example, pizza and pastas were brought by the Italians. What an average Argentinain meal might
consist of. People and Tourism In the late 1800's and again in the 1940's about 3.5 million European immigrants came to Argentina.
Most of the immigrants were from Italy and Spain. Argentina also has the 5th largest Jewish population at 350,000. One of the few places that still actually inhabits natives is Patagonia in Southern part of Argentina. Patagonia is shown in the
orange. The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires and is also
known as the Paris of South America. The "Main Street" of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires is where all of the different
ethnic groups come together in haromony
especially through the different restraunts. Another place that should deffinitely be visited is the Moreno Glacier
on the far Southern Part of Argentina. It is in a national park called
"Los Glaciares". This is Moreno Glacier, which is 60 meters high
and 3 miles wide. Iguazu Falls are located on the N.E. part of Argentina.
It is taller than the Niagara Falls and is twice as wide
with 275 cascades. Iguazu Falls is also often referred to as
the Devil's Throat. Los Glaciares national park Argentina is also well known for
its soccer team, which has won the
World Cup twice. You can see a
futbol game at just about any city
in Argentina for only 10 dollars. The Argentina soccer team right before a game. History and Polictics Argentina had many nomadic tribes that lived in harmony
together until the Spanish came to Argentina in 1536. Argentina had many nomadic tribes that lived in harmony until the Spanish arrived in 1536. Spanish Flag The Spanish flag waved over Argentina until independence in 1816. Much like the American Revolution the Argentines had much of the same reasons to fight for independence. Different views sparked between the capital and the surrounding provinces, separating the two in to Unitarists and Federalists. Argentina's military lines up to start an
Independence Day parade. Time passed with established dictatorships and private policies,
as a modern age approached though they became more Unitarist.
This opened up many doors especially in trading which made
Argentina wealthier than most South American countries. Although the country was wealthier and well off a lot of the people were still in poverty and remained on the government's back burner. Mothers protest the "Dirty War" started by the controlling, kidnapping government at the time. In 1946 Juan Dominigo Peron was placed as leader
of Argentina and put in place a program with welfare. Military rule failed to make Argentina flourish. Reshaping, but controlling leader Juan Peron with one of his three wives and mingling with his people. His third wife, Isabel Peron assumes position as leader of Argentina after the death of her husband. Once Argentina was made a republic, settled all of the territorial desputes with surrounding countries, and put a calm to the poverty struck people they became the Argentina we know today. Today Argentina is a flourishing, stable country after all of the polictical uncertainty and inflation through out the country. Culture, Art, and Music Did you know? Argentina is the home of Tango, and expressive dance which
originated from the lower class of Argentina and was not accepted
by the upper class until it became a global hit. Tango is a passionate dance embraced by most of all inhabitants of Argentina. Even tango music has become largely popular in Argentina as well as
Cumbia, which like tango was only popular with the lower class until
early 1970s. Argentine rock has also been taking a tight grasp and has
yet to let go. The streets of Buenos Aires come alive with people ready to dance to the classic tunes of tango. Buenos Aires is rich with contemporary art for Argentine
artists of days passed and today. Street art grazes the walls of Argentina and instead of taking them down city officials say that they find them tasteful, some artists are even paid to decorate the walls. Argentina has some of the best street art that urban places offer. The street art in Argentina is a big tourist attraction. Argentina is also a fashion power house in South
America. Advertisment for BAF Week Like any other fashion capital it hosts its own fashion week.
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