Mexico’s culture is rich, vibrant and colorful appreciably influenced by ancient civilizations and European colonization. Mexicans are very proud of their native heritage, and their traditions and customs are different and diverse. Approximately 6 percent of Mexico’s population talk other regional languages English included. Even though 92.7 percentage of the population speak Spanish, Mexican phrases are common in different languages which includes English which is the most widely spoken language in the world (Gibson, 2014). A considerable phase of the Mexican culture appreciates and revolves around the church and non secular values together with the concept of household and inclusivity. The family has a strong foundation in Mexican society and is displayed in their consciousness of responsibility to family members and close friends. Mexico possesses a sophisticated and extensive culinary culture with a variety of regional dishes (Anon., 2017). The cuisine also has many foods that are popular worldwide some of which originated from there. Mexico is prosperous with artful bliss and beautiful designs that are catchy to the eye. Their Mariachi style of folk music which is known worldwide for seducing and serenading women is attractive and pleasant to listen (Press, 2016). Mexico for a large extent is a country where fashion thrives. It is also home to many fashion designers and their taste in style is unique and worth emulating or wearing (Anon., 2017). Mexican architecture is monumental with the reminiscence of the great pre-Columbian pyramids and was influenced heavily by French and Spanish traditions.
A vast majority of the ancient Mexican traditions of their ancestors have been preserved thereby making Mexico a fascinating tourist destination. The many existing indigenous groups consisting of Otomis, Nahuas, Mayas, Zapotecs, Tzeltales, and Tzotziles have influenced the Mexican culture regarding medicine, cuisine, language, and rituals (Anon., 2015). This all points to a genuine culture that hasn’t been compromised by the Western civilization despite it bordering the US hence making it a favorite destination to visit. Music and dance came a long way in Mexican culture with the popular and loved Mariachi music which dates back to the 18th century (Zimmermann, 2017). Even the Mariachi band members dress traditionally and still preserve the heritage in their music. The music and dance is an advantageous attribute to Mexico hosting the 2026 World Cup because people will want to indulge and experience this vibrant heritage while in the country to support their teams. People do not just travel to host nations to watch football but to have fun and make merry too (Meeke, 2016). Therefore, festivals and fiestas that are a significant part of Mexican culture and heritage would be a considerable boost for the country for it to win the 2026 World Cup bid. Fiestas and festivals are celebrated even in the smallest of villages with every community having its patron saint who is given the responsibility of heading celebrations and processions every year. 82 percent of Mexicans identify themselves as Catholic, and its strict adherence to religious values and culture make Mexico seem like a safe place, and many Catholics and Christians worldwide would have no problem visiting (Dwyer, 2017). The Mexican cuisine is famous worldwide for a significant number of the food acceptable to much worldwide. Rice and corn are staple foods which are consumed by many people the world over including pepper, beans, and tomatoes. This factor would go down well with many travelers who will feel that they have familiar cuisine available to them.
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