Let’s continue stereotyping the world. Again, we are aiming in Mexico and Mexican stereotypes! So let me start with less controversial and well received stereotypes and then gradually move on to the more offensive stereotypes.
I think the major stereotypes have already been given:
- Laziness / taking a siesta
- Being illegal immigrants / taking American jobs
- “Talk funny” (i.e. – with an accent) or can’t speak English
- Many children
- Eat only Mexican food
- Very religious
- Wearing sombreros
- Work as day laborers
- Drive tricked out cars
Mexico is divided into 31 entities and one federal district. Traditions and hobbies are specifically particular to each different entity.
Mexico is commonly divided into 6 regions.
North West: Sonora, Sinaloa and both Baja Californias, North and South.
North East: Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi.
Occident: Aguascalientes, Colima, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit and Queretaro.
Centre: Mexico City, Estado de Mexico, Hidalgo, Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala.
South: Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Veracruz.
South East: Campeche, Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Tabasco.
The food is very different for every state. In The North roast beef is common and in Nuevo Leon “el cabrito” (goat).
In the centre of Mexico, common dishes are rabbit soup, tamales, huaraches. cochinita pibil (Yucatan), el mole oaxaqueño, mole poblano (chicken or pork covered with a special sauce based in crushed seeds), el pozole: a soup with chickpea and chicken (in Sinaloa, Jalisco and Guerrero), el cabrito: roasted goat (coahuilense and neoleonense), the bread de cazón campechano, the Churipu and the corundas purépechas (Michoacán), the menudo of Sinaloa, Sonora y Chihuahua.
The best food of the world, with a large variety!
And drinks, we have obviously Tequila, which is the most popular Mexican-made alcohol, but we also have tepache and Mezcal, Margarita, Tejuino and Vampire, to name a few.
Mexico is a Footballing country, so in many cities it is common that every weekend we go to stadiums to enjoy a match.
We also have different traditional festivals like La Feria de San Marcos, which is the most famous festival in Mexico. Mexico is a very religious country so we have a lot of festival related to the Virgin Maria and to church.
When we say to foreign people that we are Mexicans they often relate us to tequila, spicy food and moustaches. But we are not like this, the Truth is that we are a big country and depending on which region you are from, you will have your own traditions, your accent and your favourite food so,