With a population over 124 million inhabitants and a GDP close to 1300 billion of dollars, this is the most populous Spanish-speaking country and the second Latin American economy. By 2050, Mexico could become the world 's fifth or seventh largest economy. Its membership in the G20 and the OECD and its ability to link between northern and southern countries make Mexico an important partner for the western countries. The Mexican government uses Spanish for the official purposes, but they never legally recognized Spanish as the official language of Mexico. They want to protect the indigenous languages of Mexico because we count 68 recognised regional languages.
Religion is big in Mexico and according to gobalsecurity an online article, 88% of the population identified themselves as Roman Catholicism and 5 % of the population identified themselves as Protestants and Evangelicals. The values of the Mexican people are always around the family. Families are usually large in Mexico and are very conscious of the responsibilities to immediate family members and extended family such as cousins and even close friends. Whenever Mexicans host parties, they make visitors feel welcomed and comfortable which is a large part of the customs and values of the country. The Mexican people believe that any important decision within the family should be taken after all members in the family had their voice heard.
Over the history, there has been tremendous changes and transformation regarding Mexican culture. Although many Mexican citizens live in the cities, the small suburban and rural communities still portray a strong connection to the Mexican cultures thus making Mexico to be a vibrant community. Since Mexico is the 12 most populous nation in the world according to the world factbook records, it has also been found out that it is a nation that carries about 123 million people. For that matter, the nation is in the records of being a country that has numerous ethnic groups with its population showing that it has 62% percent, American-Spanish people. The Indian-Americans constitute to about 21% percent of the 123 million people whereas 10% of the Mexican’s population represent whites (Simpkins et al., 2013).
Over the years, history has been manipulated for people to have a limited knowledge of the actual events. For Example the history of the indigenous people in Mesoamerica which has been misinterpreted with many myths portraying them as heartless and evil people. In reality these indigenous people were incredible and clever to the point that they build a “perfect empire” in what today is part of Mexico and Central America. The cultural and life integration was based on three essential processes worldmaking, worldcentering and worldrenewing. The indigenous were the first ones to arrive in Mexico.
Christopher Columbus or Native Americans We have been taught the same concept of the discovery of America for hundreds of years. Christopher Columbus discovered America and we celebrate Columbus Day every year to honor his bravery and strength, but every story has two sides. Native Americans who have been settled in the “New World” long before Columbus stumbled onto the land, aren’t given the recognition they deserve. While some praise Columbus for his discoveries, many are questioning if we have forgotten the importance of Native Americans and what part they played in the Christopher Columbus story. Author Jack Weatherford explains his view on Columbus Day and what we should be celebrating.
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.
They are a congregation of people who are deeply committed to their religion, and have church districts throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Each district is generally 30-40 families, each district represents their faith as the leaders of see fit. Adult baptism and communion are the absolute highest priority in their faith. Communion is held twice a year where they atone for their past sins and confirm their pledge to the Amish faith. One of the most prominent leaders was Jakob Ammann, whose beliefs and practices are the foundation of the Amish communities you see today.
PRI (PARTIDO REVOLUCIONARIO INSTITUCIONAL) is a political party that encapsulated the whole Mexico in its reign for 71 years, which started in the year 1929 whom Plutarco Elias Calles inaugurated and ended in the year 2000. It had a hegemonic status in terms of political position since no opposing parties had the endeavor that could threaten the dominating party. The History of The PRI was a consolidated and stabilized party, just by visualizing 71 years of continuous victory in political aspect. This report would help visualize, "How PRI stayed in power for 71 years? ", " Did The Constitution of 1917 took effect?
Malaysia is well-known for its diversity in culture, race and religion way before we were freed from the British colonization era. The diversity is heated by the slogan 1Malaysia that was first introduced by the Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak in 2009, in hope that it could trigger the Malaysians to rise and fall together as one nation. This slogan has shown a positive result as it has brought many hearts from all walks of life altogether as one. A harmonious nation is created despite its diversity in cultural and religious activities. The question is, why does our country need harmony within its diversity?
The Philippines is a predominantly Catholic nation. As a result, most of the traditions in our country run parallel with Catholic and Christian beliefs. Events like fiestas and processions, sacraments including Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Matrimony, and celebrations such as Easter and Christmas are now deeply rooted in the Filipino culture. Generally speaking, Catholicism has been attached to the Filipino identity from the moment the Spaniards introduced it to us in the 16th century. I grew up in a Catholic family—my parents and relatives are all Roman Catholics.