One of a Kind: The Unique Mexican Culture
Mexican culture is diverse. It showcases the uniqueness, creativity, and artistic talents of the people of Mexico. Here are a few reasons why you need to look for a Mexican friend and explore their incredible culture even more:
A Combination of European, and Indigenous Cultures
Mexican culture is a product of centuries worth of a combination of indigenous and Spanish rule. This combination is called 'mestizaje.' It created a one-of-a-kind cultural identity that sums up the basis for current Mexico. This is highly evident in Mexican traits, such as art, clothing, food, music, and language.
A Diverse Country
Ten percent of the overall population of Mexico are indigenous people. These people are divided into different ethnic groups. Each group has a unique system of governance, culture, language, and customs.
The majority of the people in Mexico have a mixed heritage. Also, there is a substantial number of Mexicans with African and European blood.
In the 20th Century, migrants from China, Lebanon, Japan, and Syria arrived in the country. Since then, there has been an increasing number of migrations from Central America, South America, and South Korea.
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Success in the Film Industry
There are a lot of Mexican filmmakers, and they combine creativity and innovation in their productions. The stability after the revolution and the arrival of sound in film-making has prompted a golden age in Mexican film. In the 1940s, the country became the world's biggest exporter of films in the Spanish language.
Some of the known award-winning talents in the film industry of Mexico are Alejandro González Iñarritu, Alfonso Cuarón, and Guillermo Del Toro.
Mexican cuisine is famous worldwide. It is best known for its rich flavors and variety of fresh ingredients. The cuisine varies in different regions of the country. Some of the common ingredients used in Mexican cuisine are maize, avocado, beans, squash, avocado, tomato, and chili. They are all formed based on the Pre-Columbian diet.
Maize is the country's staple food, and it can be prepared in a lot of ways. Mexicans used vegetables and chilis to make different sauces that are spicy and rich in flavors. They are perfectly partnered with different types of Mexican dishes.
Mexican architecture is diverse, beautiful, and history-rich. Just by walking around Mexican cities, you can already witness the majestic ruins of baroque Churches, ancient pyramids, art deco homes, skyscrapers, and modern structures. They are built by a good number of artistic and talented world-famous Mexican architects.
In general, Mexicans are easy-going people who enjoy a good laugh. Also, you can often spot them smiling even during stressful situations. This trait allows them to have a good sense of humor. However, this humor can be satirical, dark, and witty at the same time.
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