Culture In Burkina Faso

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Culture is a brimming part of any Country, State, Providence or Region. Culture is especially important in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country on the second largest continent. Watson (2010). The Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Culture Center defines culture as a “dynamic social system,” containing the values, beliefs, behaviors, and norms of a “specific group, organization, society or other collectivity” learned, shared, internalized, and changeable by all members of the society. (Watson, p. 97) Merriam Webster defines culture as the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group. Culture defines who we are and what we believe. Without the characteristics that are found within…show more content…
It is surrounded by six other countries. Mali to the north, Niger to the East, Benin to the Southeast, Togo and Ghana to the South, and the Ivory Coast to the Southeast. The complexity of Burkina Faso, is with the many different cultures spread across 11 regions, divided into 45 providences all ruled by one president. All the while, each region is led by a single governor with a high commissioner responsible for each individual providence. The country is broken up roughly 70% rural farm land intertwined throughout with an estimated 30% urban, built up infrastructure ranging from industrial to modern city similar to what is found in the United…show more content…
More than 65% of the population is made up of people who are under the age of 25. It has been said that regardless of race or nationality, walking down the street in any providence in Burkina Faso you will be met with open arms as there are no strangers in many of the cultures. The country has two television stations, one that is state owned while the other is privately owned. Radio station communications are also a popular interest as they run national and regional networks while there is also a substantial amount of privately owned radio stations as well. Food is a vast part of the culture in every region, food is a part of every ceremony, weddings, parties any event in Burkina Faso. The Majority of the meals cooked are prepared at home. Families will always eat at home, while the men are out tending to the crops or livestock. The women prepare food, while then men tend to crops or livestock. If a man is not yet married it is his responsibility to cook for himself or attend a relative’s house for

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