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Mexican History and Culture

Mexico has a history that stretches back thousands of years and rich cultural traditions that form an integral part of the country's identity.
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Mexican Culture Elements Recognized by UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), besides maintaining a list of World Heritage Sites , also keeps a list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. These are traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, in the form of oral traditions, performing...

The Mexican Flag
Find out about the history and meaning of the Mexican flag.

Mexican Mariachi Music
Mariachi is a type of music that is considered to be representative of Mexico.

Las Mañanitas
This traditional Mexican song is sung in the morning to wake up a loved one on their birthday. Here are the lyrics and a translation of Las Mañanitas.

Mayan Culture and Civilization
An overview of Mayan culture, from ancient times to the present day.

The Voladores of Totonacapan
The Mexican tradition of the ritual ceremony of the Voladores, known as the Voladores de Papantla or Voladores de Totonacapan, is a dance ritual performed by five men on a tall pole.

Tipping in Mexico
In Mexico tipping is expected in many situations. Learn about Mexican tipping customs, including who and how much to tip.

Frida Kahlo, Mexican Painter
A biography of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

The Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution began on November 20th, 1910. It was initiated by Francisco I. Madero to oust Porfirio Diaz from the presidency.

Benito Juarez Biography
Benito Juarez, one of Mexico's most important statesmen and reformers, was the most powerful Mexican politician of his era and a driving force in Mexican politics for several years.

2010 Mexico's Bicentennial Celebration
Mexico's bicentennial celebrations to mark 200 years of Mexican independence and 100 years since the Mexican Revolution, will take place in 2010. Find out about the events planned for this big celebration.

Ley Seca
Find out what the "ley seca" is and when it is enforced.

What is a quinceañera and how is it celebrated?
Learn about the Mexican custom of the quinceañera and how it is celebrated.

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