Traditions

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Traditions

The Mexican culture is very rich in traditions. Mexico celebrates many local and national holidays each year. This reflects thegreat spirituality that its inhabitants have as a result of the mixture of pre-Hispanic beliefs of their ancestors and the catholic evangelization imposed by the Spanishconquerors. For example, a traditional festival that has been held for many years is the Day of The Dead, under indigenous beliefs, the dead return to visit their livingrelatives, for death is not the end of life, but a continuation of it in a parallel world. This traditional festival takes place across the country and is one of the bestknown at national level. Another example of the abundance of traditions in Mexico is the day of the Lady of Guadalupe. She is a religious figure who in 1531 appears onthe hill of Tepeyac, a simple Indian, Juan Diego witnessed her apparition. From the moment that she left her image imprinted on Juan Diego’s cloak, the faith and devotionof the Mexican people to the Virgin of Guadalupe has persisted for almost 450 years. Also, Mexican culture has not only traditional festivals, but also has a variety oftraditional food that has lasted for many centuries, such as tortillas. The tortilla is consumed every day no matter what social class one belongs. This simple dish shouldnever be absent at the table of a Mexican family and the tortillas come with all the traditional foods of Mexico, so the tortillas is the most traditional food of theMexican culture. In conclusion, Mexican culture has an endless number of traditions that range from festivals held for many years ago till delicious traditional foods.
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