Mexican culture has been one of the most recognized cultures worldwide, but also one that has gone through a lot of changes. With the arrival of the Spanish, a lot of customs and traditions have been adopted from Spain, which nowadays are still seen in Mexico. If you want to get to know more about this country’s rich culture and traditions read on.

 

LANGUAGE

Besides Spanish in Mexico there are 64 native dialects spoken, Nahuatl being the most popular one. Today these dialects are commonly spoken in small towns out of Mexico City, over the pass of time most of them have started to slowly disappear.

 

TRADITION

One of the most important traditions in Mexico is with no doubt the day of the dead (November 1st and 2nd). This celebration consists in decorating the tombs of the deceased with their favorite foods, accessories and pictures of them as a tribute. Nowadays it is considered one of the most representative Mexican celebrations.

21101155. Solidaridad, QRoo.- Se llevó a cabo el evento "Día de los Muertos, tradición y cultura ancestral maya", en el marco del Sétimo Festival de Tradiciones de Vida y Muerte 2012, parque Xcaret, Rivera Maya. NOTIMEX/FOTO/JORGE ARCIGA/JAA/HUM/MUERTOS12

ART

Mexico is a country, which is very rich in art, painting is one of their oldest art expressions and is an important part of their heritage. Their most well-known and influential artists are David Alfaro Siqueiros, María Izquierdo, Frida Kahlo, José Guadalupe Posada and Diego Rivera. On the other hand, Mexican literature is one of the most important ones in the Spanish language, with writers such as Juan Rulfo, Elena Garro, Jaime Sabines, Carlos Fuentes, Amado Nervo and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

Polyforum como su nombre lo indica, significa foro múltiple, en el que se realizan actividades de carácter cultural, político o social. Consta de varios espacios autónomos como son: teatro con capacidad para 500 espectadores, galerías, oficinas y el Foro Universal. “Polyforum Siqueiros” es en sí un museo. Los 12 paneles exteriores del edificio y los 2, 400 metros cuadrados de pintura mural “La Marcha de la Humanidad” , suman 8,700 metros cuadrados de una excepcional y única muestra representativa del movimiento denominado Muralismo Mexicano, que nace en 1920. Así mismo, el Polyforum Siqueiros es una Institución Privada y se sostiene gracias a los recursos que las actividades culturales generan. Los fondos provenientes de donaciones, aportaciones o patrocinios se depositan íntegramente a la Fundación Siqueiros, A.C., para hacer transparente el manejo de esos recursos, cuya finalidad es la conservación y restauración del recinto.

ENTERTAINMENT

The years between 1936 and 1959 were very important for their national motion pictures, it was known as The Golden era of Mexican films. This was because of the high quality of productions at the time and due to the economic success of the films. Many of the films from this era, which have been recognized on an international level, starred famous actors such as Germán Valdés “Tin Tan”, María Félix, Sara García, Mario Moreno “Cantinflas”, Jorge Negrete, Luis Aguilar and Pedro Infante.

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GASTRONOMY

The famous Corn Tortilla is one of the basic fundamentals of Mexican cuisine. It is consumed in almost every household in Mexico instead of bread. The Corn Tortilla is a round and thin type of flatbread made of corn. Mexican Gastronomy is a challenge for foreign people, not many are prepared to endure the strong flavors and spices. But nevertheless it is delicious; most countries are hosts to a vast number of Mexican restaurants. Mexican food is just one of a kind!

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