Short Introduction to Mexico

Mexican cuisine

Mexican cuisine ©LaBellaVida/Flick

Mexico is a unique and famous country. We all know many things about it, but we might not have a complete, overall image of this beautiful country.

In the following we would like to make a short introduction to Mexico, we will enlist the most important things that you should know about this country if you consider to visit it some day.

Mexico or the United Mexican States is a country located in the southern North American continent, having as neighbors the U.S., Belize and Guatemala.

It is divided into 31 states and a federal district. Each state has its own constitution and parliament. The capital is Mexico City which has over 19 million people and is among the busiest capitals in the world

Mexico is the country where we meet the most Spanish-speaking people in the world and 95% of Mexicans are Catholic. The pillar of society and the most important institution in Mexico is family, and this is reflected in the many family events and meetings they have.

The importance of the family in Mexico

The importance of the family in Mexico ©ivanx/Flick

The vibrant Mexican music

One of the most famous brands are the Mexican Mariachi, these street musicians can be found in Mexican cities everywhere, waiting to be hired for a song, a serenade, wedding or any other celebration. The group must have at least 3 members. They should be dressed in traditional costumes and wearing on their head the famous Sombreros.

Their national dance is the “Hat Dance” and is a dance of love. It can be danced in couples or by several dancers. The steps are not difficult. It is an easy dance to learn. You just need patience and Mexican traditional music. “La Adelita” is a characteristic song for the Mexican folk and it is very popular.

The Mexican Independence Day is a very important event and it is celebrated by Mexicans throughout the world, including the president, through dance, music, and traditional costumes.

Independence day festivities in Mexico

Independence day festivities in Mexico ©uteart/Flick

The Mexicans as soccer fans

Their national sport is soccer. The popularity of this sport is undeniable, when is an important match, the entire activity in Mexico is paralyzed. All of the stores are closed, people go home early from work and you can find them all evening in front of the TV watching the game.

The importance of soccer in Mexico

The importance of soccer in Mexico ©ivanx/Flick

The famous traditional Mexican cuisine and drinks

Mexico is famous for many things, but one of the most popular is the Mexican cuisine. It is very rich in various flavors, which makes it one of the most loved cuisines with delicious foods. It varies from one region to another.

Traditional cuisine includes exotic dishes such as iguana, fried insects ants eggs, rattlesnakes and spider monkeys. But we can find a wide variety of vegetarian foods, or foods of chicken or beef.

The traditional Mexican drink the tequila and it is made in Jalisco. There are over 1,000 brands of tequila. It has a concentration of 40% alcohol, therefore is not more powerful than other drinks. The best advice we can give you, if you want to drink tequila is that you shouldn’t choose by price, not always the most expensive is the best.

Delicious Mexican food

Delicious Mexican food ©LaBellaVida/Flick

Mexicans that had a positive influence on this world

There are many personalities that should be mentioned among Mexican people who had something important to say and had a good influence on the world by their actions. We will mention only a few of them: Pancho Villa, Octavio Paz, Salma Hayek, Carlos Santana, Frida Kahlo, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and many others.

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