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is one of the most visited countries in the entire world, and it has been the primary destination of choice among tourists for years. Considering the rich Mexican traditions, the kindness of Mexican people, the variety and high quality of their food and several other aspects of the Mexico, I must say that is not a surprise.

The Mexican culture is perhaps one of the most interesting cultures in the world. Visit the culture section for more info about Mexican art, clothing, dance, music, sports & more. The Mexican culture is perhaps one of the most fascinating cultures worldwide. The mixture of strong native legends, artistic expressions and Spanish culture elements make the Mexican culture unique.

Being proud of their native heritage, Mexican people have preserved many of their ancestors' traditions. Many of them are present in Mexican music, which resembles the music produced by the ancient Aztec's drums and ceremonies.

Mayan traditions are present in the Mexican culture as well, and maybe the biggest forms of expression that represent the Mexican pride on those traditions are the paintings. As the greatest exponent of the Mexican art, paintings have achieved a well deserved popularity outside Mexico. It is interesting to see how ancient traditions evolve through time instead of disappearing like in other cultures.

Many Mexican legends are quite famous too, like the legend of "La llorona" ("the weeping woman"), a woman whose spirit still cries for her lost son, or the legends of the Sacred woods of Chapultepec, where Aztecs emperors had their effigies sculpted in order to achieve immortality. But maybe one of the most important legends present in Mexican culture is the legend of the god named Quetzalcoatl, the most important figure of the Mexican cosmogony. It is said that Quetzalcoatl, while searching for bones which he needed to create mankind, gets to the Mictlan ("the region of the dead"), where the evil god Mictlantecutli tries to prevent him from collecting what he was looking for. Aided by his sacred bees and worms, Quetzalcoatl finally is able to get the precious bones and uses them to bring the human kind into the world.

People who are interested in Nordic, Japanese or even Greek mythology will definitely find that the Mexican culture can compare to them, as there are many stories that, as the one I mention above, are filled with poetic beauty, and have nothing to envy to legends and stories from other cultures from different parts of the world. Without any doubt, Mexican culture deserves to be known, and you certainly will enjoy knowing it.

The Mexican people, descendants of the Aztecs and the Mayas, are known for their kindness and hospitality.

89% of the Mexican population identifies itself as Roman Catholic.

The Mexican cuisine has a wide variety of flavors, decoration and spices

Mexican food has been always considered to be very spicy. Well, that is partially true. Mexican food history shows that Mexico has given chocolate to the world, as well as several other specialties, including peanuts, vanilla, beans, coconuts and tomatoes. The traditional Mexican cooking makes use of these native elements to produce tasteful meals. With the arrival of specialties like pork, lamb, beef, wine, vinegar and cheese from Spain (brought by the conquerors), the Mexican cuisine evolved, by integrating these European elements into their own traditional meals.

Mexican food

Corn, an important ingredient in Mexican food

Mexican food continued evolving as new products and techniques were introduced into Mexico from different places. We can find recipes and ingredients originally from South America, the Caribbean and even Africa.

Regardless of the foreign elements present in Mexico’s nouvelle cuisine, the main ingredients remain the same recipe after recipe. The most common ingredient used in Mexican food is corn. Like the ancient civilizations that lived in the region, Mexicans have learned how to cook almost every meal with corn. Corn flour is the main component involved in the preparation of the Mexican food, and corn is also used in many forms for a wide variety of meals, including candy.

Another typical ingredient is the chili, which has a strong, hot flavor. It is used to condiment several meals, and is the main component of the Tabasco Hot Sauce. “Chili con Carne”, or Chili and Meat, is a typical preparation involving Chili. It’s a sort of stew, with small pieces of meat and some vegetables all mixed together with hot Chili sauce.



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