The customs and traditions of the US are American culture. "Culture includes religion, food, what we wear, our language, marriage, music, what we believe is right or wrong, and a million other things."

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the US has a population of more than 332 million. A child is born every 9 seconds and a person is dead every 11 seconds.

The population of the United States was built from immigrants from other countries. The Census Bureau says a new immigrant moves to the US every 666 seconds.

The United States is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world due to this. According to the Library of Congress, the English who colonized the country in the early 1600s are just one of many influences on American culture. The cultures of Indigenous Americans, Latin Americans, Africans and Asians have influenced the U.S. culture.

The United States is sometimes referred to as a "melting pot" due to the fact that different cultures have contributed to American culture. Cultures from around the world have influenced American culture. The cultures of the United States and Europe are often referred to as "Western culture".

People in the U.S.melt differently. Different groups of immigrants integrate differently. In the United States, Catholic Spanish-speaking communities might keep their language and other cultural family traditions, but are integrated in the urban community and have embraced the American way of life.

Different traditions and customs can be found in the Northeast, South, Midwest, Southeast and Western regions. The culture of the United States is summarized here.


According to the US Government, there is no official language of the United States

According to the US Government, there is no official language of the United States (Image credit: Getty/ SDI Productions)

The United States does not have an official language. Spanish, Chinese, French and German are the most popular non-English languages in the world. Most official business in the US is done in English. States have official or preferred languages. The Washington Post states that English and Hawaiian are the official languages in Hawaii.

More than 350 languages are spoken in the US, according to the Census Bureau. German, Yiddish, Swedish, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, Hindi, Punjabi, Greek and many other languages are included in the other category. A number of Asian and Pacific Island languages are included. Hungarian, Arabic, Hebrew, languages of Africa and languages of native people of North, Central and South America are included in the "all other languages" category.


An example of an American wedding post-Covid

An example of an American wedding post-Covid (Image credit: Getty/ Phynart Studio)

Religion is practiced in the United States on the basis of religious freedom. According to information gathered by the Pew Research Center, 70% of Americans are Christians. Around 6% of the population is made up of non-Christian religions according to the research.

There is a decrease in the number of people who identify with no religion. The category is expected to go from 16% in 2015 to 13% in 2060 according to the research center.

American style

An example of contemporary American fashion

An example of contemporary American fashion (Image credit: Getty/ Westend61)

Social status, occupation and climate are some of the factors that affect clothing styles. There have been a variety of other styles throughout the decades, but jeans, sneakers, baseball caps, cowboy hats and boots are some items that are closely associated with Americans. Victoria Secret is one of the well-known American brands.

According to Statista, US clothing and accessories sales amounted to 24 billion US dollars in the year 2019. More and more people are buying things online. According to the Census Bureau, U.S. retail e- commerce sales for the third quarter of 2021.

American food

Gourmet hotdogs

Hotdogs, a classic American food (Image credit: istetiana via Getty Images)

Europeans and Native Americans had an influence on American cuisine. Some of the most popular American foods include hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, macaroni and cheese, and meat loaf. "As American as apple pie", despite the dishes non- American origins, has come to mean something that is authentically American.

There are different styles of cooking and different types of food in different parts of the world. Fried chicken, black-eyed peas, and cornbread are some of the dishes that can be found in southern-style cooking. According to Culture Trip, Tex-Mex is a blend of Spanish and Mexican cooking styles and uses a lot of shredded cheese and beans.

According to NPR, Jerky, dried meats that are served as snacks, is also a food that was created in the US.

The arts

A view of America's famous Broadway theatre scene

A view of the famous Broadway theatre scene (Image credit: Getty/ Martin Holtkamp)

The United States has a reputation for being a leader in mass media production. The United States is worth $717 billion in the media and entertainment industry.

The television broadcasting industry took hold in the United States in the early 1950's, and American television programs are now shown around the world. Hollywood, California, and American movies are popular around the world. According to Forbes, the U.S. film industry made a record $100 billion in 2019.

The United States' arts culture is not limited to movies and TV shows. New York is home to Broadway and Americans have a rich theatrical history. According to the Folk Art Museum, American folk art is an artistic style and is known for its hand-crafted items. Rhythm and blues, jazz, country and western, bluegrass, rock 'n' roll and hip hop are just some of the styles of American music.


An American Baseball player

An American Baseball player (Image credit: Getty/ Donald Miralle)

Football, baseball, basketball and hockey are some of the sports that millions of people in the United States watch. Baseball, which was developed in colonial America and became an organized sport in the mid 1800s, is known as America's favorite pastime, although its popularity has been overtaken by football for the past 30 years.

American holidays

A view of the fireworks during the 43rd Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks on July 04, 2019 in New York City.

A view of the fireworks during the 43rd Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks on July 4, 2019 in New York City.  (Image credit: Noam Galai via Getty Images)

Only the US celebrates many holidays. America celebrates their independence from Britain on July 4. Memorial Day commemorates those who have died in military service. The country's workforce is celebrated on Labor Day. Thanksgiving dates back to colonial times to celebrate the harvest and is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.

Presidents' Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February and commemorates the birthday of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Veterans' Day is observed on the 11th of November. On January 3rd, Martin Luther King Jr.'s contributions are remembered.

Additional reporting was done by a live science contributor.

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