There is an idea behind this day that suggests the living must attend to the dead so that the dead will protect the living. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls , marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.
The gifts presented turn the graveyard from a dull and sorrowful place to an intimate and hospitable environment to celebrate the dead. In modern Mexico and particularly in the larger cities and in the North, local traditions are now being observed and intertwined with the greater North American Santa Claus tradition, as well as with other holidays such as Halloween , due to Americanization via film and television, creating an economy of gifting tradition that spans from Christmas Day until January 6.
It is created to look like popular people, animals, or fictional characters. Once made it is painted with bright colors and filled with candy or small toys.
It is then hung from the ceiling. The children then gather the candy and small toys. Mexican cuisine is known for its blending of Indigenous and European cultures. Popular dishes include tacos , enchiladas , mole sauce , atole , tamales , and pozole.
Popular beverages include water flavored with a variety of fruit juices, and cinnamon-flavored hot chocolate prepared with milk or water and blended until it becomes frothed using a traditional wooden tool called a molinillo. Alcoholic beverages native to Mexico include mescal , pulque , and tequila.
Mexican beer is also popular in Mexico and are exported. There are international award-winning Mexican wineries that produce and export wine. The most important and frequently used spices in Mexican cuisine are chili powder , cumin , oregano , cilantro , epazote , cinnamon , and cocoa. Many Mexican dishes also contain onions and garlic , which are also some of Mexico's staple foods.
Next to corn , rice is the most common grain in Mexican cuisine. According to food writer Karen Hursh Graber, the initial introduction of rice to Spain from North Africa in the 14th century led to the Spanish introduction of rice to Mexico at the port of Veracruz in the s.
This, Graber says, created one of the earliest instances of the world's greatest Fusion cuisine 's. The cuisine of Southeastern Mexico has quite a bit of Caribbean influence, given its geographical location.
In contemporary times, various world cuisines have become popular in Mexico, thus adopting a Mexican fusion. For example, sushi in Mexico is often made by using a variety of sauces based on mango and tamarind , and very often served with serrano -chili blended soy sauce, or complemented with vinegar, habanero peppers, and chipotle peppers. Chocolate originated in Mexico and was prized by the Aztecs. It remains an important ingredient in Mexican cookery. The foundation of Mexican music comes from its indigenous sounds and heritage.
The original inhabitants of the land used drums such as the teponaztli , flutes, rattles , conches as trumpets and their voices to make music and dances. This ancient music is still played in some parts of Mexico. However, much of the traditional contemporary music of Mexico was written during and after the Spanish colonial period, using many old world influenced instruments. Many traditional instruments, such as the Mexican vihuela used in Mariachi music , were adapted from their old world predecessors and are now considered very Mexican.
Mexican society enjoys a vast array of music genres, showing the diversity of Mexican culture. Mexicans also listen to contemporary music such as pop and Mexican rock. Mexico has the largest media industry in Latin America, producing Mexican artists who are famous in the Americas and parts of Europe. Folk songs called corridos have been popular in Mexico since the early nineteen hundreds. It may tell the story of the Mexican Revolution, pride, Mestizaje , romance, poverty, politics or crime.
Notable Afro-Mexican contributions to the country's music are the Son Jarocho and the marimba. Mariachis perform along streets, festivals and restaurants. Folk dances are a feature of Mexican culture. Traditional dancers perform a sequence of hopping steps, heel and toe-tapping movements.
Among the most known "classical" composers: Traditional Mexican music has influenced the evolution of the Mexican pop and Mexican rock genre. Traditional Mexican music is still alive in the voices of artists such as Lila Downs. The traditional national sport of Mexico is Charreria , which consists of a series of equestrian events.
The national horse of Mexico, used in Charreria , is the Azteca. Bullfighting , a tradition brought from Spain, is also popular. Football is the most popular team sport in Mexico. Most states have their own representative football teams. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Holy Week in Mexico. Visual arts of Mexico. The Palacio de Bellas Artes is built in a primarily Art Nouveau exterior and an Art Deco interior, a result of interruptions during construction caused by the Mexican Revolution.
Public holidays in Mexico. Skulls made of amaranto , given during the Day of the Dead festival. Revolution Day marking the start of what became the Mexican Revolution. Chiles en nogada , a popular dish from Mexico. Mole poblano is considered Mexico's plato nacional. Bottles of artisanal mezcal. Music of Mexico and Folk dance of Mexico. Archived from the original PDF on 15 December Retrieved 2 August Study of worldwide rates of religiosity. Archived from the original on Retrieved November 8, Retrieved September 26, Retrieved May 2, That could be coming to an end too.
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