10 Interesting Facts about Mexican Culture

As we know that there are many various cultures in different countries. One of them will be explained on Facts about Mexican Culture. Mexico city is the capital city of Mexico. It becomes the 11th most populated country in the world. There are three main groups of people in the Mexican population. They are Native Americans, European/Spanish descent, and mixed European/Spanish and Native American ancestry. That’s why there are many cultures which eventually blended together. Here are ten interesting facts about Mexican Culture.

Facts about Mexican Culture 1: Languages

The official languange in Mexico is Spanish, followed by Mayan, Nahuatl,
Mixteco, Zapoteco, and indigenous languages.

Facts about Mexican Culture 2: The flag of Mexico

There are three vertical stripes of Mexico’s flag. They are green in the left, white in the middle, and red in the right. Green stands for hope, white for purity, and red for the blood of Mexican heroes.

The flag of Mexico

The flag of Mexico

Facts about Mexican Culture 3: Religion

The main religion of Mexico is Roman Catholic, followed by Protestant.

Facts about Mexican Culture 4: Mexico’s Foods

Mexicans like to eat spicy foods. They also eat fruits and vegetables on every meal. Besides, tortilla is also served in many meals. Tortilla is a kind of flat bread which is made from cornmeal. It is usually served with cheese, meats or beans. The other popular mexico’s food are tacos, burritos, tamales, and enchiladas.

Tacos

Tacos

Facts about Mexican Culture 5: Mexico’s Homes

The homes in Mexico depend on the region, including modern homes, apartments, and luxurious resorts. Whereas homes in villages are smaller than in towns. The homes in Mexico are usually decorated with bright colors and hand painted tiles with spanish style.

Facts about Mexican Culture 6: Mexico’s clothes

Shirt or t-shirt, pants, and sandals (huraches) are usually worn by men in Mexico. Whereas women in Mexico usually wear a blouse and skirt. The material of their clothes is from cotton.

Facts about Mexican Culture 7: The National Symbols

There are many national symbols of Mexico. They are Jaguar (animal), Golden eagle (bird), Mexican hairless dog (dog), Vaquita (Marine mammal), Green sea turtle (reptile), Dahlia (flower), green, white, red (colors), and a golden eagle holding a snake (coat of arms).

Facts about Mexican Culture 8: Mexico’s Holidays and Celebrations

There are many celebrations in Mexico which are also known as fiestas. Cinco de Mayo and The Day of the Dead or El Día de Los Muertos are the holidays which are celebrated with fireworks, dress, dancing, traditional music, and food. Whereas the other holidays in Mexico are Independence Day (national holiday), New Years’ Day, Benito Juarez’s Birthday, Constitution Day, Labor Day, Christmas, and Revolution Day.

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Facts about Mexican Culture 9: Mexico’s Animals

There are many animals in Mexico, including snakes, rabbits, spider monkeys, pareots, ocelots, toucans, anteaters, and armadillos.

Facts about Mexican Culture 10: Mexico’s Sport

The most popular sport in Mexico is soccer. Besides, mexicans also enjoy to play water sports such as swimming.

Mexico's soccer

Mexico’s soccer

 

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