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Mexican Culture

Tamia Reed Sumera Ali Fred Saenz

Tamia Reed

on 16 October 2012

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Mexican Culture
Tamia Reed
Sumera Ali
Fred Saenz Introduction History Religions Holidays Food Art Music Mexico is a Spanish-speaking country located between the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Traditions in Mexican culture can be found anywhere throughout the world. Culture is a very important part of Mexico, including its history, religion, holidays, food and music. Mexican culture consists of several historic moments. One of being The Mexican Revolution. The Mexican Revolution, which was held from 1910-1920, proved to be the rise and fall of many leaders Mexico is known to be a very religious country. Religions in Mexican culture include Christianity, Presbyterians, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists, Mormons, Lutherans, Methodists, Baptists, Jews, Buddhists and Anglicans. Holidays celebrated throughout America are also very common in Mexican culture. Some common holidays celebrated in Mexico are Dia de Los Muertos, Cinco de Mayo, and Dia de la Inpendencia. Mexico celebrates specific holidays according to their religion. Food is considered very important in Mexican culture. Food in Mexican culture is made using natural ingredients grown from the earth. Today, most of what Americans believe to be authentic Mexican food is actually a blend of Mexican food that has been Americanized. Mexican food is known and popular all around the world. Famous artists that express Mexican culture are Frido Kahlo and Diego Rivera. They both depict past historic wars and revolutions in Mexican history. Rivera and Kahlo’s work can be found in museums and galleries all around the word. Several styles of music are played in Mexico. Music is also a very important part of Mexican culture. Traditional music styles in Mexican culture are The Mariachi Style, The Ranchera Style, The Banda Style, and The Nortena Style. Music in Mexican culture is usually talking about law and war. THE END In Mexico, many rituals pertain to certain religions, lifestyles and traditions held throughout their history. As said before, people in Mexican culture are very religious. Several new traditions have been created throughout Mexican history to try and relive the past. They base their lifestyles, food, art and music off past historic moments; which makes Mexican culture easily defined as diverse. Citations for Mexico Project
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