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Europe’s education, health care, arts, and leisure describes the country’s cultural features. Europe is the birthplace to many famous writers and artists such as William Shakespeare, Hans Christian Anderson, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. Europe is also known for its education laws, literacy rates, and bullfighting,  Shakespeare, Anderson, Leonardo, and Michelangelo are world renowned artists and writers which is important to the european culture. Education laws and literacy rates between 95-100% shows how much Europe cares about having an education population. Bullfighting is a leisure activity in Europe. An interesting fact is that each year, Spain holds the “running of the bulls” in which people run with the bulls to the bullfighting stadium.

William Shakespeare was from Stratford, England and is famous for his playwrights and poets. He is considered the greatest dramatist of all time.

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Hans Christian Anderson was from Odense, Denmark and is famous for his fairytale books and plays.

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Leonardo da Vinci was from Vinci, Italy and is famous for his paintings of the “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper.”

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Michelangelo was from Caprese, Italy and is famous for his art including the David, Pieta, and the ceiling paintings of Rome’s Sistine Chapel.

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Europe also has strict laws the provide education for all students. School is mandatory in all areas and free in some.

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Literacy rates are between 95% – 100% all across Europe

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Europe has welfare states which are health care programs funded by the government

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A popular leisure activity in Europe is bullfighting.

bull fighting in spain

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Soccer is a popular sport all across Europe

Art styles such as realism, impressionism, and romanticism came from Europe.

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One thought on “Europe’s Cultural Features

  1. I really liked your use of pictures. I wish you would have covered more cultural influences. I’m sure people like the French had many influences on European culture, and I didn’t see them included. Other than that, good job.

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