Culture is the way people identify themselves with their communities. It refers to the shared values, beliefs, views, and practices of a group of people which enable them to exist together. History, and the regions in which people live help to shape their culture, and the ‘rules’ or ways of a culture are generally passed on from one generation to the next through traditions.

Aspects of culture include

  • country of origin
  • race or ethnicity
  • language
  • values
  • behavioural norms
  • communication style
  • religious beliefs and practices
  • social and community responsibilities
  • family relationships and responsibilities
  • artistic style and expression
  • dress code
  • gender roles
  • myths and stories
  • concepts of time
  • food and dietary habits
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