Mexico is a federal state in North America with a very large area, as well as one of the most populous countries in the world. The life of the Mexican people is very rich, with cultural characteristics strongly influenced by the culture of Spain due to the long time being occupied by this country. Especially Mexican cuisine is also said to be one of the unique culture with many different dishes are popular in the world.
Since ancient times, Mexico is the birthplace of the two largest ancient civilizations in America, the Maya and Aztec. Until the 16th century Spain was colonized and by the 19th century it gained independence. However, Mexican culture is still strongly influenced by Spain and bears similar characteristics.
Mexican culture presents complex effects over time and a mix of many races, forming cultures that have unique characteristics. In addition, influences from the contemporary American culture also have a strong impact on this national culture.
After more than 3 centuries of domination by Spain, most Mexicans now use Spanish in daily communication. However, this language is not officially recognized and the Government is still trying to preserve the native language to preserve the cultural identity for the country as much as possible. Therefore, since primary school, students have been taught bilingualism between Spanish and native languages to preserve language identity.
It can be said that Mexican culture is also better known through its unique culinary characteristics, with many famous dishes popular in the world. Most dishes have the characteristic of a pungent taste of chilli, mustard, onion, garlic as well as a combination of different spices. This is considered a culinary crystallization between Western culture and the cuisine of indigenous peoples. In general, the unique cuisine style is one of the distinctive features to distinguish Mexican culture and Spanish culture.