Mexico is a country with a very rich history, which is reflected in the customs and traditions that honor its citizens and of which they feel very proud. These are the most popular customs and traditions of Mexico that identify it throughout the world.
- Dia de la Virgen de GuadalupeA devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe is deeply rooted in the Mexican people, so the celebration of her day is one of the most important and popular traditional festivals. It is celebrated December 12, the last date on which the virgin appeared to San Juan Diego on the hill El Tepeyac. The celebrations begin on December 11 at 6:45 p.m. with a popular serenade to the virgin, as well as other tributes to her. It is customary that at 12:00 a.m. musicians and artists sing the traditional “mañanitas” to the virgin.
- Dia de MuertosIt is one of the most traditional festivals in Mexico. It is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. According to the traditions, that day the deceased visit their relatives in the physical world, traveling the path of petals that they have made to guide them. One of the traditional elements of this festival is the altar. Here people place the offerings that they will give to the dead: food and drink. The altar, adorned with a white tablecloth, is made up of several steps, whose meaning is as follows: the first represents grandparents and adults, the second is for the rest. During this celebration, cemeteries are decorated with festive themes and people happily share them.
- Independence DayIt is celebrated on September 16 in every corner of Mexico. It has its beginning on the night of the 15th, when people begin to congregate in the main squares and baseboards of each city or town. The highlight is when the president (in the base of Mexico City) or a member of the local government (inside) simulates the famous “Grito de Independencia”, they ring the bell and wave the national flag, recreating what was done by Father Hidalgo on September 16, 1810. To celebrate it, all the cities dress up to the party. In the surroundings of the squares, food stalls are established in which traditional dishes representative of Mexican cuisine are offered, such as chiles en nogada and mole poblano. The party culminates when attendees shout full of pride: “Long live Mexico!”
To finalize, Mexico has been and will be a country with a lot of traditions that will honor all the citizens.