Mexican Culture

Garrett Ensmann and Briley Adams

Mexican Diets

A common Mexican diet depends on the time of day typically.


For breakfast, the majority of people eat meals that usually include sweet breads, tropical fruits, toast, granola, and yogurt.


Lunch is regarded as the main meal of the day and commonly includes a soup or salad, main course (usually seafood or another type of meat), rice and/or beans, and warm tortillas.


Dinner is typically a lighter meal and is usually made up of soup, a salad or tacos.

Traditional Mexican Family Values

The Mexican people place a higher value on hierarchy in business and family relationships. Families are normally large and very tightly knit together. When a person is visiting, everybody does their best to ensure that the person is comfortable and at home. Elders are treated with the up most respect and dignity.

Beliefs

Day of the Dead: The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st, and 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints' Day which occurs on November 1st and All Soul's Day which occurs on November 2nd. Traditions 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.

Superstitions

  • Never walk beneath a ladder.
  • Never cross a black cat’s path.
  • If you drop a tortilla, you will have lots of company.
  • If you cut a baby’s fingernails before the age of one year, the child will have impaired eyesight.
  • Tuesday is unlucky; never start a journey or anything important on this day
  • Crosses

    The catholic faith is extremely prominent in Mexico and a large amount of the population decorate themselves their homes and other objects in crosses to represent and announce their faith.