Do you remember learning about the melting pot while in school? The United States is known as a place where different cultures come together, blending into one ideology. In the U.S. everyone is simply known as an American.
Now it’s as if many different cultures are working together but still keeping their own identity. People want to do what they can to still honor their culture and where they came from. It’s a big part of figuring out who you are and who you’re looking to become.
Use the Internet to find as much information about your culture as possible. Talk with your family about the culture and get a good family history from them. Learn about the foods and tradition that define what your culture is all about. Having that knowledge could be a powerful tool in keeping your cultural identity strong.
Try and cook some of the signature meals from your culture. Be committed. Cook a meal at least once a week for your family.
Attend any organization or a festival you can attend to celebrate your culture. There are multiple cultures that have monthly celebrations to honor them by bringing people together to celebrate.
If you’re able to, take a trip to the country your family is for. Visiting the country your family is from is probably the best way to experience your culture first hand. This could be your chance to meet other family members and friends of your family and talk about your family and culture.
There are many different ways you can protect your cultural identity. You shouldn’t hide who you are from people. Embrace and share with everyone who you are. Hiding it won’t do you any good.