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Cultural Diversity in Europe. SS6 – Unit 2. Southern Europe…. Greece Religion – mostly Christian or Greek Orthodox Greeks celebrate Christmas and Easterr as their major holidays They celebrate a couple of weeks later than the US because they have their own calendar.

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southern europe
Southern Europe…

Greece

  • Religion – mostly Christian or Greek Orthodox
    • Greeks celebrate Christmas and Easterr as their major holidays
      • They celebrate a couple of weeks later than the US because they have their own calendar.
    • Ancient Greeks produced many beautiful buildings, sculptures, works of poetry, pottery, gold jewelry, and mosaics (pictures created from tiny pieces of colored stone).
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Southern Europe…

Italy

  • Religion is made up mostly of Roman Catholics
    • Christmas, Easter, and All Saints Day is celebrated
  • Roman Catholic Church’s leadership is based out of Vatican City in Rome, Italy.
  • Southern Italians eat a Mediterranean diet of olives, bread, and fish where northern I talians eat more rice, butter, cheeses, and mushrooms
  • Italians are well known for their glassware, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, and fashions
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The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa are among

Leonardo da Vinci's best-known masterpieces.

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Southern Europe…

Spain and Portugal

  • They speak 4 different languages
    • Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and Basque
  • Their food is a Mediterranean cuisine including olives, olive oil, lemons, wheat, wine, fish, tomatoes, and peppers
  • Both countries have a high population of Roman Catholics – they celebrate major Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter
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West-Central Europe…

France

  • Language – French
  • Religion: mostly Roman Catholic
  • Diet: southern France has a Mediterranean diet and northern France eats more butter, herbs, and mushrooms
  • Produce many different wines and cheeses
  • Traditions include poetry, philosophy, music, and visual arts
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West-Central Europe…

Germany

  • Religion: Christianity largest group -- mostly Roman Catholic and Protestant Evangelical Church
  • Many different people call Germany home, but it’s population consists of mostly ethnic Germans
  • Each region within the country produces its own varieties of sausage, cheese, wine, and beer
  • Home of the Oktoberfest … we celebrate in US
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Northern Europe…

United Kingdom (England)

  • Official church: Church of England (protestant)
  • Common foods: fish and chips, different meats, oat porridge, and cakes
  • Holidays: Christmas and the Queen’s Birthday
  • British literature is popular throughout the world along with their art and music
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Northern Europe…

Ireland

  • Language: English
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • A number of groups promote traditional Irish culture in Ireland today…
  • Traditional Irish fold dancing and music are popular in Ireland and around the world
  • National holidays: Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17
  • Irish bag pipes are common