Mexico

Karen Zavala

The Great Mexico

Mexico is a country between the U.S. and Central America. It has beaches on its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coastlines and a diverse landscape of mountains, deserts and jungles.

Facts about Mexico

  • President: Enrique Pena Nieto
  • The official name for Mexico is the United Mexican States.
  • Mexico is the 11th most populated country in the world.
  • There are 31 states in Mexico.
  • The most popular sport in soccer.
  • The world's largest pyramid is in Mexico.
  • San Francisco was part of Mexico until the Mexican-American war in 1848.

History

Mexico was found in September 27, 1821. First populated more then 13,000 years ago.For three centuries Mexico was part of the Spanish Empire, whose legacy is a country with a Spanish-speaking, Catholic and largely Western culture. The process of organizing Mexico was not easy at all. It took years of war to have piece. The most important had to be the war against the US, maybe the largest in the history of Mexico.

Culture

The Mexican culture is perhaps one of the most fascinating cultures worldwide.Traditional music includes Mariachi, Banda, Norteno, Ranchera and Corridos. Many Mexican legends are quite famous too, like the legend of "La llorona" ("the weeping woman"), a woman whose spirit still cries for her lost son. The primary language spoken by Mexican people is Spanish, brought to the region by Hernan Cortez and his men when they arrived from Spain.

Holidays and celebrations

  • The Day of the Dead, celebrated on November 2, is a day set aside to remember and honor those who have died.
  • Cinco de Mayo, which marks a Mexican military victory over the French in 1862
  • The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is celebrated on December 12, is a major Mexican holiday celebrating the appearance of the Virgin Mary to an Indian man in the first years of Spanish.

Mexican food!

These are some examples of Mexican food.

Mexican food has always been considered spicy. Mexican food history shows that Mexico has given chocolate to the world, as well as other food like peanuts, vanilla, beans, coconuts and tomatoes. Today we can find different kinds of foods Mexicans eat.

These are some examples of Mexican food.

  • Tortas
  • Sopes
  • Tamales
  • Pozole
  • Enchilada
  • Tostadas
  • Corn
  • Tacos

Beautiful places to visit in Mexico