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Oscar f perdomo

  1. 1. Mexico Home Of Oscar F. Perdomo, Air Force Major
  2. 2. Mexican Flag
  3. 3. History On Mexico <ul><li>Mexico City used to be called Tenochtitlan. It is located on a marshy like lake and every year Mexico City sinks 6-8 inches </li></ul><ul><li>For Christmas, Mexicans don’t get their Christmas presents until January 6 th </li></ul><ul><li>The first zoos had strange animals, and strange people, such as albinos and hunchbacks </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mexican Holidays <ul><li>January 1- Año Nuevo (new years day) </li></ul><ul><li>January 6- Dia De Los Santos Reyes (The day Mexico exchange Christmas gifts) </li></ul><ul><li>February 2: Dia de la Candelaria or Candlemas, is a religious holiday that is celebrated with dancing, bullfights and the blessing of seeds and candles . </li></ul><ul><li>April: Semana Santa: is the holy week that ends the 40-day Lent period. This week includes Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It is Mexican custom to break confetti-filled eggs over the heads of friends and family. </li></ul><ul><li>May 10: Mother's Day, Due to the importance of the mother in Mexican culture, Mother's Day is an especially significant holiday . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mexican Holidays <ul><li>June 24: Saint John the Baptist Day is celebrated with religious festivities, fairs, and popular jokes connected to getting dunked in water. </li></ul><ul><li>October 12: Día de la Raza, This day celebrates Columbus' arrivalto the Americas, and the historical origins of the Mexican race. </li></ul><ul><li>December 12: the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe is celebrated with a feast honoring Mexico's patron saint. </li></ul><ul><li>December 16: Las Posadas celebrates Joseph and Mary's search for shelter in Bethlehem with candlelight processions that end at various nativity scenes. Las Posadas continues through January 6. </li></ul><ul><li>December 25: Navidad Mexico celebrates the Christmas holiday . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Deportes <ul><li>Softball </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer </li></ul><ul><li>Motocross </li></ul><ul><li>Diving (swimming) </li></ul><ul><li>Lucha (wrestling) </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball </li></ul><ul><li>Tennis </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby </li></ul>
  7. 7. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner <ul><li>Breakfast- coffee, hot chocolate, fruit, pastries, atole (thick, hot drink m made of corn rice and oats) </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch- soup, salad, main dish, and dessert with a fruit flavored water. </li></ul><ul><li>Foods- most dinners and lunches are eaten with corn and beans and rice. Squash and peppers are common too. </li></ul><ul><li>Herbs, spices, Chile powder, and many other spices are used in many dishes. Onions and garlic are common also. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Culture and Religious Views <ul><li>Mexican people have kept their religion alive in music </li></ul><ul><li>Paintings, art, and bright colors are strong heritage in Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>The ancient Mexican religion is called the Nahua Religion, It is believed to be a mixture of many different Mexican religions, practiced by many of the several native tribes on the region, like Mayans Toltecs, Zapotecs and Olmecs </li></ul><ul><li>They worshiped Greek and Egyptian deities. They used to practice Ritual Cannibalism and offer Human Sacrifices to their gods. They are familiar with the rituals of Baptism and confession before the Spaniards came. </li></ul><ul><li>They worship the Virgin of Guadalupe </li></ul>