The culture of a person reflects the place from which he originates. The western countries have different culture from the Eastern countries. South Asia falls under the Eastern countries. The South Asian countries include India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Hong Kong, Philippines, Korea etc. All these countries have similar culture but differ from place to place due to the religion they follow The Indus valley civilization consisted of the Aryans and the Dravidians. These South Asians are descendents of these people. As they migrated to different countries their culture changed to a certain extent according the place where they settled. Basically they have the same culture. For example they all have idol worship except the Islamians, who came in a later period.

They all have certain things in common like music dance etc; Depending on the place where they live the music and dance varies. General things like food habits, politeness to elders, places of worship, cultural programs which indicates the citizens’ day to day life, etc have similarities although they vary slightly form place to place. The places of worship look different but if we probe deeply into it we will find the similarities. The way they celebrate the festivals has similarities that they have musical programs and dance to the drum music. As they get educated the culture varies as they improve their culture to their tune to fit into their life style as it is faster compared to the olden age.

They all have the habit of using incense lighted in the houses and places of worship. Depending upon the place where they live they dress up their God and worship. All of them offer flowers to the God.
Other cultural unity can be seen in weddings. They have the habit of taking the bridegroom in a horse, or an elephant or in a chariot dressed like a prince. They have dance programs the previous night. In olden days they used big drums to play music and nowadays they have so many musical instruments to choose from. The dresses vary from place to place, but they have a similarity that the traditional dresses cover the legs for ladies. In the modern days the culture is changing and they prefer to follow western culture, as they need a change. The Asians are more affectionate and give importance to sentiments. They live in joint families with grandfather, great grandfather and hence don’t deviate much from the traditional culture. These are slowly deteriorating due to the fast life they are leading.
The staple food for most of the Asians is rice. They follow Gandhi’s principles of non violence and prefer to live in peace, concentrating on their work

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