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Yvette De La Rosa

on 10 January 2013

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PAKISTAN Off To.... Major Stereotypes Discipline Religion Holidays & Celebration Almost all of the Pakistanis are Muslims. Their belief is that there is only one God, Allah, and that the prophet Muhammad was his final messenger. Other religions are Christianity, Hindus, etc. Family Close Knit
Joint system- A Pakistani family consists of a father, a mother, male children and their wives, unmarried girls, grandchildren, and sometime some other relatives in one house. >They are violent.
>Religious Fanatics
>Don't accept people from different religions
>Women have no freedom Interpersonal Relationships Roles It is customary to shake hands with the right hand and say "As-Salamu Alaykum"(May Peace Be Upon You). Reply by saying "Wa alaikum As-Salam.
It is not proper for the bottom of one's foot or shoe to point at another person.

A female can not be alone with a guy
When being introduced to elders or strangers while seated it is customary to get up as sign of respect Communication Languages spoken in Pakistan are Urdu, English, and Punjabi.
Eye contact is one of the basic principles of communication and it is highly regarded in Pakistani culture. However, it is considered a
symbol of respect by the youth to not maintain eye contact while talking to grandparents and respected elders. Discipline in Pakistan is harsher than in the United States. Students can get spanked or hit with a ruler if they misbehave.
The father is responsible if the child misbehaves.
Behaviors that are unacceptable are going against the authority of the male or showing disrespect to an elder Ramadan-the ninth month of the islamic lunar calender. Everyday during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours fasting. This means they may not eat or drink nothing when the sun is shining. Eid al Fitr- Festival of Breaking the Fast, marks the end of Ramadan. People dress in their finest clothes, decorate their homes with lights, give treats and gifts to children, and enjoy visits with friends and family. Food The eldest male, whether he is the father, grandfather, or paternal uncle, is the family leader and makes all significant decisions regarding the family and its members.
Girls in the house do chores while the boys don't
Women- to marry and have kids
Now a days it's acceptable for women to attend college. Dress & Personal Appearance Shalwar kameez is the national dress of Pakistan. Shalwars are loose pants designed in various styles. The shalwar is tied at the waist with the help of a drawstring or has an elastic. The fit is generally baggy or tapering. The kameez is large and loose-fitting tunic, worn with the baggy salwar. Men as well as women wear the same attire, with a difference in the color of the cloth, fitting, silhouettes and the embellishments used. do not eat pork (therefore beef, chicken, lamb, and fish are the basic foods). Typical plate is the kabob
Spices and curry are an essential part of any Pakistani recipe. Because of the use of spices and curry for the main dish, the usual side dish is plain rice. Lentils are another common specialty.
A typical dessert plate is the ras malai which is made of milk and cream.
Green tea is the typical drink served at all meals. Education Education in Pakistan is divided into five levels: primary(1-5); middle (6-8); high (9 and 10, leading to the Secondary School Certificate); intermediate (11th and 12th, leading to a Higher Secondary School Certificate); and university programs leading to graduate and advanced degrees.
School starts at 8:00 am and end 2:00 pm except for Friday which they leave at 12:oo pm to pray
Girls are separated from the boys at school so they cant be together. Most prestigious job or career in Pakistan is that of a doctor or engineering. Work & Play Time & Play Time is very free-flowing, people tend to arrive late for everything (meetings, weddings, events). Pets & Animals Cats and birds are the main animal kept as pets. Dogs are not really kept as pets but as watch dogs when the family goes out. Arts & Music The Life Cycle When a baby is born, the baby is named on the 7th day and the babies hair is shaved.
The hair and nail clipping are exchanged for silver to give to the poor. Health and Hygiene It is customary to shower once or twice a day.
It is generally thought to be unclean in Pakistan to wear the same clothes two days in a row.
use one towel in their bathroom to use to dry their body and maybe a separate towel to dry their hair or face. Music and dance are done in the both classical and folk form. Usually the performer wears a costume that features ethnic design.
They listen to kafi a combination of classical and light music form.
Pop Music which came to Pakistan in the 80's Weddings
There can be an arranged marriage (Maklava), where the father chooses the groom
- the celebration last 4 days but they have two ceremonies done before the engagement.
The Dholki(all the woman dance and sing all night) and The Maayun (the bride and groom are free of all chores and errand in the house for 8-15 days and they can't see each other.)
1st day Engagement/Nikah:rings are exchanged.
2nd day Mehndi: the henna ceremony
3rd day Shaadi and the Baarat: wedding day
4th day Wulima: wedding reception Taboos
Public displays of affection, even by married couples
Consumption of alcoholic beverages
The staying of children in their parents' house after a certain age.The girl child is supposed to go away any time between around age 18 to age 25, to her new home after marriage.
Showing someone the palm of your hand with all fingers outstretched is considered very rude.
Pushing the nail on your thumb against your front teeth and flicking it is an offensive gesture. It basically means "screw you”.
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