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THE LAND OF
CULTURE
HERITAGE AND
FLAVOURS
…MEXICO
THELANDOFCULTURE
HERITAGEANDFLAVOURS
…MEXICO
HISTORY
Calendario Azte
GOVERNMEN
T AND
POLITICS
El Capitol
Current President:
Enrique Nieto
In Mexico, president
is directly elected for
six year term and
cannot be re-elected
President is of head of
state and
commander-in-chief
of the Mexican
military forces
President can appoint
member of cabinet,
the attorney general
and ambassador
FOREIGN
RELATIONS
Mexico has played a minor role in
international affairs through most
of its history.
Since the mid-nineteenth century,
Mexican foreign policy has
focused primarily on the United
States, its northern neighbour,
largest trading partner, and the
most powerful actor in
hemispheric and world affairs
The principles of Mexican foreign
policy are respect for international
law and the judicial equality of
states, respect for the sovereignty
and independence of nations,
non-intervention in the domestic
affairs of other countries, the
peaceful resolution of conflicts,
and the promotion of collective
security through participation in
international organizations.
FOOD
Mexican food is
spicy, colourful and
full of flavours
Major influence
from Spanish and
French cuisine
Many traditional
recipes are from the
Aztec era
ETHNIC
GROUPS
Mestizo
Native
Americans
White European
Mexicans
Black Mexicans
LANGUAGES
The most widely
spoken language
is Spanish
Other commonly
spoken languages
are
1. Nahuatl
2. Yucatec Maya
3. Mixtec
RELIGIONS
Catholic Church A
In Mexico, Roman
Catholic
Christianity is
predominantly
practiced
Followed by
Evangelical
Churches,
Atheist,
Unspecified
Catedral Ortodoxa San Jorge
CULTURE
Mexican culture is
known as culture
Mexicana
The word Mexico is
derived from word
Mexica (pronounced
as “Me-shee-ka”)
Mexican culture is
mixture of strong
native legends,
artistic expression
and Spanish culture
elements
ART
Mexican culture
display rich
heritage and
colourful pride
Mayan art is
best
representation in
paintings
LITERATURE
Mexican literature like
Agustín Yáñez, Octavio Paz,
Carlos Fuentes are popular
Mexican legends like the
legend of “La llorona”
Mexican literature has
tribulation of Mexico's past
MUSIC
Mexicans use ancient Aztecs'
drums to produce sounds in
their music
Folk Songs
Mariachi is folk style of music
Popular song is “La Cucaracha”,
which translates to “the
Cockroach”
Folk song called “corriods” is
about the Mexican revolution
DANCE
Folk dance of
Mexico is “Jarabe
Tapatio”
It involves tossing
a sombrero to the
center of the stage
Dance
performance end
with the number of
collective “OLE”
and a hand clap
FESTIVALS
WHAT IS FIESTA?
Fiesta is a Mexican art
form that takes
celebration to a level
that is impossible to
ignore or to resist
MAJOR HOLIDAYS OR
FESTIVALS
Dia de los Muertos (The day of
the Dead)
Diez y Seis (Mexico's
Independence Day)
The Christmas Season
Lent and Easter
Dia de la Raza (Day of the race)
Dia de Nuestra Senora de
Guadalupe
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
November 1 is the "Day
of the Innocents”,
dedicated to children.
November 2 is the
actual "Day of the
Dead“ celebration of
life.
The Day of the Dead is
not about death, but
life.
Visit family graves and
pray for those loved
ones who have passed
away.
Graves are decorated
with flowers and an
altar, with food and
drink laid out to
encourage the souls
of the departed to
join in the fun.
DIEZ Y SEIS
Independence Day marks the start of
Mexico’s decade-long war of
independence against colonial Spain.
Mexico's Independence Day is
celebrated on Sept. 16
CINCO DE MAYO
“Independence Day” does not mark
Mexico’s actual Independence Day on
September 27, 1821, neither does Cinco
de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the
Mexican army's unlikely victory over the
French forces of Napoleon III on May 5,
1862, at the Battle of Puebla
REFERENCE
S
SLIDE 1 - 20
Calendario Azteca [Photograph]. (n. d.). Retrieved from
https://casualtravelist.com/blog/mexico-national-
museum-of-anthropology/
Enrique Nieto [Image]. (2017, February 02). Retrieved
from http://www.post-
gazette.com/news/world/2017/02/02/Mexican-
government-says-Trump-never-threatened-to-send-
troops-to-Mexico/stories/201702020161
Ethnic Composition in Mexico [Pie-chart]. (n. d.).
Retrieved from
https://www.britannica.com/place/Mexico/Ethnic-
groups
Religious Affiliation in Mexico [Pie-chart]. (n. d.).
Retrieved from
https://www.britannica.com/place/Mexico/Ethnic-
groups
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Explore the Culture, Heritage and Flavors of Mexico

  • 1. THE LAND OF CULTURE HERITAGE AND FLAVOURS …MEXICO THELANDOFCULTURE HERITAGEANDFLAVOURS …MEXICO
  • 3.
  • 5. Current President: Enrique Nieto In Mexico, president is directly elected for six year term and cannot be re-elected President is of head of state and commander-in-chief of the Mexican military forces President can appoint member of cabinet, the attorney general and ambassador
  • 7. Mexico has played a minor role in international affairs through most of its history. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Mexican foreign policy has focused primarily on the United States, its northern neighbour, largest trading partner, and the most powerful actor in hemispheric and world affairs The principles of Mexican foreign policy are respect for international law and the judicial equality of states, respect for the sovereignty and independence of nations, non-intervention in the domestic affairs of other countries, the peaceful resolution of conflicts, and the promotion of collective security through participation in international organizations.
  • 9.
  • 10. Mexican food is spicy, colourful and full of flavours Major influence from Spanish and French cuisine Many traditional recipes are from the Aztec era
  • 11.
  • 14.
  • 16. The most widely spoken language is Spanish Other commonly spoken languages are 1. Nahuatl 2. Yucatec Maya 3. Mixtec
  • 17.
  • 19. In Mexico, Roman Catholic Christianity is predominantly practiced Followed by Evangelical Churches, Atheist, Unspecified Catedral Ortodoxa San Jorge
  • 20.
  • 21.
  • 23. Mexican culture is known as culture Mexicana The word Mexico is derived from word Mexica (pronounced as “Me-shee-ka”) Mexican culture is mixture of strong native legends, artistic expression and Spanish culture elements
  • 24. ART
  • 25. Mexican culture display rich heritage and colourful pride Mayan art is best representation in paintings
  • 27. Mexican literature like Agustín Yáñez, Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes are popular Mexican legends like the legend of “La llorona” Mexican literature has tribulation of Mexico's past
  • 28. MUSIC
  • 29. Mexicans use ancient Aztecs' drums to produce sounds in their music Folk Songs Mariachi is folk style of music Popular song is “La Cucaracha”, which translates to “the Cockroach” Folk song called “corriods” is about the Mexican revolution
  • 30. DANCE
  • 31. Folk dance of Mexico is “Jarabe Tapatio” It involves tossing a sombrero to the center of the stage Dance performance end with the number of collective “OLE” and a hand clap
  • 33. WHAT IS FIESTA? Fiesta is a Mexican art form that takes celebration to a level that is impossible to ignore or to resist
  • 34. MAJOR HOLIDAYS OR FESTIVALS Dia de los Muertos (The day of the Dead) Diez y Seis (Mexico's Independence Day) The Christmas Season Lent and Easter Dia de la Raza (Day of the race) Dia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
  • 35. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS November 1 is the "Day of the Innocents”, dedicated to children. November 2 is the actual "Day of the Dead“ celebration of life. The Day of the Dead is not about death, but life. Visit family graves and pray for those loved ones who have passed away.
  • 36.
  • 37. Graves are decorated with flowers and an altar, with food and drink laid out to encourage the souls of the departed to join in the fun.
  • 38. DIEZ Y SEIS Independence Day marks the start of Mexico’s decade-long war of independence against colonial Spain. Mexico's Independence Day is celebrated on Sept. 16
  • 39. CINCO DE MAYO “Independence Day” does not mark Mexico’s actual Independence Day on September 27, 1821, neither does Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla
  • 40.
  • 42. SLIDE 1 - 20 Calendario Azteca [Photograph]. (n. d.). Retrieved from https://casualtravelist.com/blog/mexico-national- museum-of-anthropology/ Enrique Nieto [Image]. (2017, February 02). Retrieved from http://www.post- gazette.com/news/world/2017/02/02/Mexican- government-says-Trump-never-threatened-to-send- troops-to-Mexico/stories/201702020161 Ethnic Composition in Mexico [Pie-chart]. (n. d.). Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/place/Mexico/Ethnic- groups Religious Affiliation in Mexico [Pie-chart]. (n. d.). Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/place/Mexico/Ethnic- groups