To the mind of a human, symbols are cultural delineations of reality. Every culture has its own set of symbols related with different happenings and views. Culture is more than art ; it frames our lives. Culture affects our behavior, mindset and attitude. Culture is shared among a group of people. Older members of a group or culture try to pass down the meaning to the younger members. We accredit symbols as visible, physical appearances of a group and hints of cultural and religious life. Symbols are important connotations in a culture; connotations that are defined by cultural and social assemblies and communication. Symbols are taken in through sight, sound, touch, and smell. Symbols are strong indicators of a certain ethnic group that are not easily changed. Symbols stand for specific things. Everything in the symbol plays a part in the culture or ethnic background of a person. The symbols shown below are constructed of the concrete settings of a group and and stands for the actuality, meaning and beliefs that people have in and about the symbol in the essence of the culture.
- A few common cultural symbols that you may see pretty often are :
|Common Cultural Symbols.|