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Punjabi Culture

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Transcript of Punjabi Culture

By: Manpreet Brar
Punjabi Culture
Map
Brief Historical Description
Beliefs, Values, Norms & Attitudes
Customs
Verbal & Non-verbal Traits
What is special about my cultural heritage?
Map
The British ruled Punjab for 200 years.
India gained independence on Aug. 15, 1947.
However, India and Pakistan became two countries.
Western Punjab-
Muslims
Eastern Punjab-
Sikhs and Hindus
Brief Historical Description
Believe in God as the only One-
"Ik Onkar"
Believe in Karma, reincarnation and Parsad.
Value three duties:
Pray
Work
Give
Beliefs, Values, Norms & Attitudes
Overview
Con't
Everyone is dearly welcomed and treated fairly.
Men and women have an equal status
Participate in community service in the gurdwara-
Seva
Customs
Verbal and Non- Verbal Traits
Verbal
Giving respect by using
"Ji"
Saying
"Sat Sri Akal"
when greeting

Non- Verbal
Joining hands when greeting
Touching elders feet
Superstitious
Clothing
Women wear salwaar kameez
Men wear kurta

Food & Drinks
Butter chicken, sweet lassi, roti

Music & Dance
Giddha and Bhangra
Local folk music to classical music
What is special about my cultural heritage?
Punjabi weddings
Grand, loud, and fun
Many rituals

Etiquette
Removing shoes before entering someone's house.
Covering your head when praying.

Family is a big element.
(All About Sikhs. n.d.)
(BBC Religions. n.d.)
(RealSikhism. n.d.)
(Discovered India. n.d.)
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