SOCY1OO Week 3 Discussion:Culture and Society

People celebrate many holidays and festivals that are imbued with meaning. For your main post this week, include the following two parts:

Part 1. Choose a festival or holiday with which you are familiar. Based on your study of the Week 3 learning resources (UMGC, n.d.), explain some key aspects of the holiday or festival, including the relevant beliefs, values, norms, and symbols associated with it. As part of your post, be sure to explain why each of the different aspects would be considered a belief, value, norm, etc. (For example, why would family get-togethers on Thanksgiving be considered a norm)?

Part 2. Based on what you read about the different theoretical perspectives on society presented in the Week 3 learning resources, what role might holidays and festivals play in creating social solidarity and/or social conflict in society?  Be sure to refer to at least one of the ideas, concepts, and/or theories explained in the Theoretical Perspectives on Society section of this week’s learning resources.

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