• LIST OF APPROPRIATE CULTURAL PRACTICES OR BELIEFS

    THE ARAPESH – close-knit village, nurturing, gentle people
    ASIAN – removal of shoes in home.
    CHINESE – foot binding
    THE CROSSACKS – modern decendents of groups of soldiers, race of warriors
    HARE KRISHNA – robes, temples, seika, vegetarian
    INDIA – dowry on a girl child, wedding expenses high
    ISLAMIC NIQAB – veil that covers face, etc.
    ITALIAN – passegiata (evening stroll)
    JAINIST DIGAMBARAS – monks walk around naked
    NAVAHO INDIAN – jewelry, feathers, smoke
    JEHOVAH WITNESS – refusal of blood transfusions
    Jewish Customs – Orthodox Jewish Practices, matza balls, candles
    JEWISH Kaparot - religious ritual that takes place around the time of the High Holidays….grasping a live chicken by the shoulder blades and moving around one’s head three times, symbolically transferring one’s sins to the chicken. The chicken is then slaughtered and donated to the poor, preferably eaten at the pre-Yom Kippur feast
    MORMAN – Baptize the Dead
    THE MUNDUGUMOR – aggressive, jealous, violent people
    THE NACIREMA – disfiguring body rituals (hog hairs in mouth, bake heads in ovens)
    SHAMANISM – spirit world, ability to create or take away suffering, predict weather…
    OTHER – (appropriate and approved - see Mrs. Small)