cultural identity is someone who thinks of them self of a certain race group or ethnic group practicing their traditions and celebrations.
my father originated from vera cruz, mexico
Veracruz is noted for its beautiful beaches
. The Chachalacas sandbar (about 35 miles along the coast) features many aquatic sports. There is also an aquarium in the city of Veracruz. Veracruz is famous for its Carnival (Mardi Gras festival). The city of Jalapa has a museum of anthropology housing over 25,000 artifacts. The Xalapeno Stadium is known for its unique architectural design
Where as, my mom was born in guanajuato, mexico
small homes and shops, splashed with brilliant pinks, blues, yellows and greens. In the distance you can see gentle mountains rise, hear the faint sounds of guitar music and smell meat sizzling in skillets. You are in the Mexican state of Guanajuato
Guanajuato City, which was founded 400 years ago, is the capital of the state and is a destination known for its cultural festivals, arts music and theater. Guanajuato City is also renowned for producing leather products like shoes and jackets.
LANGUAGE: Both my parents spoke Spanish in Mexico, they both had the same language. The only difference was the slang in both countries. Spanish comes from the root of Andalucian dialect, where in modern Spanish most of the words have an arabic root. from guanajuato "dialect" is really uncommon usually the "indians" or people that live more in the desert speak it.
Veracruz: About 8% of the state population speaks indigenous (native) languages. This is higher than the national average of 6%. Indigenous languages include Náhuatl, Totonaca, Huasteco, Popoluca, and Otomi. Ruins of the ancient Totoanac can be found at Quiahuiztlan and Cempoala.
FOOD: Guanajuato: typically for parties tamales with chicken in it, Mole, and pozole with meat with chili. In Mexico it's very hard to get food like meat and for these meals so only on special occasions are they made. Breakfast you eat tortillas with chili. Lunch is rice, beans, and cactus and if you had money maybe even a soda. Dinner usually there wasn't anymore food to eat so if you were hungry you drank maybe a glass of milk or tortillas with chili. Mexican food fanatics won't go hungry in Guanajuato, where local specialties include enchiladas, stuffed chiles, tamales, empanadas and flambre estilo San Miguel de Allende (a mix of beef, chicken and pork with fruits and vegetables).
Veracruz: Breakfast was eaten usually of just eggs with chili and onion. Lunch was prepared with rice, beans, and meat or chicken if there was any. Dinner they'd eat beans and a coffee.
ART: In Guanajuato the art style is very bright and bold typically painted on the side of building as seen in the photos below. Diego Rivera (1886-1957) was a world-famous painter and muralist. His works include the fresco The Great City of Tenochtitlán at the National Palace in Mexico City, The Allegory of California at the San Francisco Stock Exchange, and a series of murals at the Detroit Institute of Art. His murals and paintings showing the realistic life of the working class back near the time of the mexican revolution
The state of Guanajuato sponsors the Ballet Folklórico of Guanajuato. The Universidad de Guanajuato (University of Guanajuato) has a symphony orchestra. There is also a choir called the Voces of Guanajuato.The Cervantes International Festival of the Arts (established in 1972) is a month long festival held each year to promote the arts of theatre, music, literature, and visual arts.
fun facts: Did you know that 20% of the world's silver is mined and found in guanajuato?
Did you know that there is a famous alley way called "The Alley of the Kiss" where is you kiss your partner in the alley you'll get good luck for 7 years?
Fun Fact: The United States has twice attacked and occupied the port of Veracruz. Once in 1825 during the Intervention War and once in 1914 after a minor incident involving U.S.
Fun fact: 20% of mexico's water supply is received from Veracruz, also most resources are also found there like Iron, and Copper