Strange Mexican Traditions

By Pascalito on Monday 13 January 2020 10:51 - Comments (3)
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In my last post I wrote about strange Dutch Traditions. In this post I will write about some of the strange Mexican traditions I encountered when I was visiting. Enjoy!
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Always denying the sauce is spicy
Mild sauce you say? Not spicy at all! But if you are not used to this you will burn your mouth for sure. Even if you ask the waiter to not make it spicy! Oh and the color of the salsa doesn’t say anything. Green doesn’t mean it isn’t spicy, or is it? Noone knows.

Dia de los muertos
Every year on 2 November this amazing 2 day holiday starts. The Mexicans remember their passed loved ones with a “ofrenda” and celebrate this with a lot of colorful things as well. Very cool way of celebrating the death!

La Quinceanera
Turning 15 not a big deal? Well in Mexico it is! When you turn 15 you should celebrate this big. In Mexico the girls will turn into real princesses for a day. Rent a limousine for a day (or anything else that is fancy) and enjoy this moment. It is basically like a sweet 16, but way more extravagant, traditional and seen as a very important moment in a girls life. Hey you only turn 15 once right?

Arriving late
Mexican time just works a bit different, if you have an appointment at 1pm, a Mexican will probably come at around 1:30pm or even later. Never earlier. So take that in account!

Mexicans love to dance
Mexican culture is full of music and dance, if you think about Mexico you probably think about Mariachi bands. However every Mexican region has their own traditional dance. This is really incredible to see. Anywhere you go they have a completely different dance together with different colorful clothes. For more info, visit this page: Traditional Mexican dances.

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By Tweakers user 571Pro, Tuesday 14 January 2020 08:16

Arriving late & Dancing zijn nu niet typische mexicaanse tradities maar algemeen latijns amerikaanse ;)

By Tweakers user TIGER79, Tuesday 14 January 2020 15:14

571Pro wrote on Tuesday 14 January 2020 @ 08:16:
Arriving late & Dancing zijn nu niet typische mexicaanse tradities maar algemeen latijns amerikaanse ;)
Zal dit zelfs even doortrekken naar Mediterraans ;)

By Tweakers user Blue-eagle, Wednesday 15 January 2020 12:33

I've lived in CDMX for about a year. Here are a few other Mexican traditions:

Sales people, up to 12 different ones each day, illegally (but generally accepted) to blast their loud speakers in your street.

Houses in most places don't have heating because, well, most of Mexico is warm enough all year 'round. Side effect of this: windows are single panes of glass, unable to block outside sounds.

Potholes everywhere. Mexico is made to test shock absorbers in cars.

People have dogs. People work long hour jobs. Dogs live on their balconies all day long. This means that by day you'll hear barking dogs everywhere.

Big cities: air pollution is a thing. Learn to say "cerrar la ventanas por favor" and you'll be fine in taxis and Ubers.

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