what is cultural identity?
Cultural identity is an individuals personal sense of belonging to a specific culture. The individual has ties to that cultures food, music, traditions, arts and religions.
The first language in most Latino and Hispanic countries typically is Spanish. However, not all Latinos speak Spanish. Countries like french Guiana and Brazil are still considered Latino countries despite not being Spanish-speaking countries. Mexico is the largest Spanish speaking country in the world. Spanish is a Latin language and was brought to mexico in the 16th century by Spanish explorers. Before that, there were around 68 languages spoken by the indigenous population of mexico.
Over 130 indigenous languages have gone extinct over the years along with their customs and cultures. Only about 6% of Mexico's population speaks an indigenous language.
My father and my stepmom speak Spanish 24/7, whereas me and my siblings do not.
If there's one thing mexico is known for, it's corn. Corn remains a deeply rooted symbol in ancient mexican culture, harvested from a grass in meso-america 10,000 years ago. Tortillas, which are made from corn, have a spotlight appearance in every dish at every time of the day.
Each area in mexico has their own specific taste. In the north states, meats, cheeses, vegetables and fruits are popular. The bajio region is known for its pork, rice and sausages. The south pacific has wide varieties of chili peppers and the south is renown for its spices. The Gulf region has corn and vanilla.
Mexican food in my house usually has american twists to it, like potato tacos and enchilada casseroles.
mexican muralistic movement
The Mexican muralist movement began as public political propaganda commissions by a Mexican dictator who wanted to model Mexico after Europe. unfortunately for Porfirio Diaz, the artists he commissioned did not support him and believed Mexican art should reflect Mexican life.
Alebrijes are a form of paper mache crafts that typically resemble animals.
In modern day mexico they can often be found at the head of parade floats or carved out of wood
If there's any music that makes someone think of mexico, its mariachi music. Mariachi music is typically comprised of guitars, violins, and trumpets and is played at celebrations like weddings and parties.
Mariachi music originated from the southerns states of mexico, but mostly in Jalisco where Guadalajara is considered the home of mariachi.
A Vihuela is an instrument similar to a guitar with a higher pitch. Vihuelas originated in Spain, Portugal and Italy in the 15th century and were brought to Mexico by the Spanish.