Mexico - PrairieSouth Staff Sites

In Mexico there are 3 main groups of clothing:
modern, traditional, & celebration. Modern is like
what we where such as jeans, t– shirts, sweaters,
shorts, and sneakers. Traditional is earthy and skin
material. Women wear long skirts, shoulder capes,
and shawls. Men wear trousers, dress shirts, and
blanket capes, and special Mexican boots.
Celebration includes sombrero, Charro suit, and
brightly colored clothes.
Some national Symbols of Mexico are the
coat of arms, flag, national anthem, bird
(Caracara), flower (Dahlia Pinnata), animals
(golden eagle & hairless dog), and tree
There are very few Mexican
sports. They are mostly known
for soccer, but also have
motocross, wrestling, and
•Belly Dancing
•Line Dancing
•Break Dancing
•Hip Hop
•Famous Mexican
•“The Flower
Carrier” painted
by Diego Rivera
•“Still Life”
painted by Frida
•“Don Quijote Y
Sancho” painted
by Arnold Belkin
I have found 3 fairly common Mexican
rituals. They have an interesting like for
folk music and dancing. A sport many
people used to play was called
bullfighting. This came from Spain but is
now illegal. When a girl turns 15 they
have a big celebration of her birthday
called a “Quinceanera.”
The ancient religion in Mexico is called
Nahua. It is compared to the Egyptian
religion because of all the mention of
math and astronomy. Most Mexicans are
catholic because of a Spaniard who
loved it and Mexican’s do celebrate
Mexico has a free market economy in
the trillion dollar class. It has $1.465
trillion purchasing power parity and is a
mixture of modern industry and
agriculture. The economy continues to
face challenges but is expected to grow
in 2010.
Living in Mexico has pluses and
minuses. It isn’t the safest country
to live in and has crimes like
everywhere else. It is country #53
on the Human Developmental
The money in Mexico is
called “Peso.” They use
dollar bills and coins and was
the first currency in the world
to use a dollar sign ($).
The official language in Mexico is
Spanish. Only 7.5% of Mexican’s
speak other languages which are
all called Amerindian. Some of
these languages include Nahuatl,
Maya, Zacotec, Otomi, and Mixtec.