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Mexican culture and Traditions

Credit: Creative Commons/Alejandro Islas
Credit: Creative Commons/Alejandro Islas
The colourful country of Mexico is a traveller’s delight. The secular state of Mexico has blended beautifully its native culture with the cultures of the other immigrant groups.
Modern lifestyle in Mexico is parallel to that of its neighbouring countrie like the USA. The majority of Mexicans live in cities, but the minor country neighbourhood still plays a strong role in defining the country’s combined vibrant community.

Religion in Mexico is predominantly Catholic, but other religions such as Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists are also present in large numbers. Mexico has the world's second largest number of Catholics after Brazil.
Credit: Creative Commons/Mike McCune
Credit: Creative Commons/Mike McCune
The Mexican gastronomy is a delectable mixture of Indigenous and European cultures with African and Asian traditions. Traditional Mexican ingredients include of beans, maize, both red and white meats, tomatoes, potatoes, seafood, chilli peppers, avocados, squash, nuts and various herbs native to Mexico, while popular dishes are tacos, mole sauce, enchiladas, tamales, atole and pozole. Mexico is well known for tequila, which is prepared from the agave cactus.
Credit: Creative Commons/Antonio Cavallo
Credit: Creative Commons/Antonio Cavallo
Items linked with Mexican folk art are embroidered cotton garments, Clay pottery, wool shawls with angular designs, colourful rugs and baskets. Mexico’s famous artist Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera have colourful paintings depicting vibrant life in Mexico.
Credit: Creative Commons/Oaxaca Profundo
Credit: Creative Commons/Oaxaca Profundo
Traditional Mexican attire includes skirts, sleeveless tunics called huipils, capes known as quechquémitls and shawls called rebozos for women and a huge blanket cape called a sarape for men. However, in cities, Mexican fashion is influenced by global trends, so the urban Mexican crowd dresses similarly as the people in Europe and United States.

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