This article covers how traditions impacted Mexico’s holiday of Día de los Muertos. In addition, the article goes in depth as to how Day of The Dead branched off of Mesoamerica and is celebrated throughout the world. The holiday being revered in all of Mexican (area where majority of celebrations occur) culture gives insight as to what factors influenced current celebrations. One such example is how the ceremonies of the early Mesoamericans often included the pagan tradition of a celebration with cemeteries. According to Austin Robbins “Día De Los Muertos Comes Alive at Visiting Artist Lecture” article this unique blend of the two civilizations resulted in what is now modern day Mexican beliefs, morals and most essentially their development.
The Mexican American culture accounts for a very large percentage of Americans in the United States. Mexican Americans are known for their strong cultural beliefs as well as their authentic spicy food and tequila! (Jiminez) Over the years, the United States has been strongly influenced by the Mexican American culture. Americans outside of this culture have adopted many of their cultural traditions such as cooking techniques, fashion trends and arts and crafts.
Mexican-Americans are the largest Hispanic group representing nearly 50 percent of the total Hispanic population and is the largest minority population in the U.S. (comprising 31.8 million). A record 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2012, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by Pew Research Center. By far the largest segment of the Hispanic population (61.2%) is of Mexican origin and resides primarily in the southwestern states of California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. Mexicans are by far the largest Hispanic-origin population in the U.S., accounting for nearly two-thirds (64%) of the U.S. Hispanic population in 2012(Gonzales, Applewhite, & Barrera, 2015).
Mexican Culture: Customs and Traditions The Mexican culture is very diverse which has undergone many transformations over several decades and the culture varies widely throughout Mexico and the United States. I will be more focused on the other side of the border and express my findings about the Mexican culture in Mexico. According to woldatlas an online database, the majority of Mexicans live in cities like Mexico City with a population of 12 million Mexicans.
Since the dawn of time Texas has been a revolutionary place where many cultures manifested and changed. Latino Culture has obviously been a major influence on Texas overall, this can be taken from the name itself and other things. Not only does “Texas” derive from spanish origin, but the progress of Latin culture into America and the civil rights movement has gone a long way and truly made a foundation for Texas since the 1500s . The majority of latinos in Texas can trace their ancestry to the racial mixture that happened after the conquest of Mexico by Spain near the 1520s.
Las Vegas is where I was born and raised. That doesn’t mean that I just gave up on my Mexican culture. Like many others, I have a culture that is both American and Mexican. My culture has shaped my values, perceptions, and behaviors. The culture of my family, community, and society has made who I am as a person in numerous ways.
Culture is an essential part of a community’s identity, because it links individuals to a collective bond. The Americas have always contained a vast variety of cultural communities, especially in the United States. The US is known for being one of the most diverse nations in the world, housing hundreds of different cultures. Mexican-Americans display a strong sense of a cultural background, which falls as a subset of the bigger Latino culture that links all Latinos. Oral history is a major aspect on the Mexican culture, which contributes to the truth of how history in the United States actually happened.
1. Latinos as biggest minority in the US According to Juana Bordas “the Latino population in the United States grew by 43 percent in the last decade, accounting for more than half of the population gain” (IX). As a consequence the Latinos represent one of the largest and most diverse groups in the USA (cf. Saenz 352).
BING!........BANG!...... BOOM!.The exploding lights of fireworks set off as the celebration of Carnival takes place in Mexico. Some say that Mexico is one of the most unique countries in the world with their bright colors and marvelous festivals. My heritage country affects my life now in many ways. I connect through traditions,food and lifestyle.
Artistic culture of Mexico is a whole galaxy of masters of the murals of Diego Rivera, josé Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, naive paintings of Frida Kahlo like nothing else reflects the culture of the locals. Communication between people here is free, reminiscent of Italy or Spain. Mexicans love freedom of speech, it is customary to joke, everywhere locals
When I was around 15 years old, I was presented with the opportunity to experience a Mexican tradition first-hand. The event in which I was participating was commemorating Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, two of Mexico’s most famous artists. Their life and paintings were exhibited in a combination of plays and Mexican traditional dances. The colorful dresses, the loud Mariachi that made
Out of all Latin America, Mexico is the third largest country and has one of the largest populations. By 1574, Spain had control over a lot of the Aztec empire. Spain also had a lot of the enslaved population. During the time the diseases were very bad in the empire. It was brought in by the Spaniards and affected millions between 1521 and 1605.