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The culture of this country is the process of blending indigenous practices and traditions with the Spanish colonial presence, which ultimately produced an indelible imprint on all aspects of life.

There has always been a struggle by Mexicans throughout their history to define and promote the identity of their nation.

However, due to political instability, wars with the United States and France, and the colonial presence, Mexican society has struggled to create a cohesive identity.

Consequently, Mexico’s art and literature have also had a turbulent history.

The country has an impressive array of Mayan and Aztec constructions, and many of the traditions of these peoples are still maintained.

However, due to colonization, much of Mexican literature borrowed European ideas and techniques.

It was not until the post-revolutionary period that the arts developed their own characteristics and soon evolved, giving the world some of the most acclaimed figures in universal art and literature.

Whether you want to learn more about the inspirational Frida Kahlo or the charm of the mariachi, this section will provide you with essential information about the complex world of Mexican culture.

cantina in mexico

Cantinas in Mexico: More Than Just Bars, a Tradition

By tradition, custom, celebration, and even work, a cantina in Mexico is the meeting point and the perfect excuse to get together and leave behind, at least for a few hours, the hectic daily life and forget it all.

chinelos dance

What is the Chinelos Dance in Morelos, Mexico?

One of the most recognized traditions in Mexico is the Chinelos dance (La Danza de Los Chinelos). This event takes place throughout the year in different regions of Morelos, particularly in Tepoztlan.

lucha libre mexico city

How to See Lucha Libre in Mexico City

Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) is considered the second most popular sport in Mexico after soccer. Although I should mention that boxing also shares this place, it is a must that you attend a Lucha Libre show at least once in your life.

guelaguetza oaxaca

What is La Guelaguetza in Oaxaca?

La Guelaguetza is an iconic celebration held annually in the city of Oaxaca de Juárez, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The name of the celebration originates from the Zapotec language “guendaliza,” which means “to cooperate.”