Mexican Culture (:
Mexican_Flag.jpgIt is very easy for me to talk about this culture because it is something I live in everyday. There are many unique aspects of this culture that make it so special to me, to mexicans, and to any other races around the world. It is spanish speaking, and has very interesting festivities that a lot of people enjoy. This is really the only culture that I specifically come from, although I was not born in the country of Mexico, I live on with the Mexican traditions because all of my family is mexican, which makes me more mexican than anything else.
Food; Yummmmmy!Beef-Tips-454F.jpg
519531187_f4dbd0b030.jpgSomething great that everyone admires is the food. Every platter is something authentic and has it's own specific taste, although there is nothing like getting this food from Mexico. It's not always possible. We are known for liking spicy food.
Mexican Authentic Platters<3
-Tortas. "Steak on a french roll or bolillo, Mexican-style. It is a great change from the traditional carne asada burrito."​
-Tacos. "This is a great recipe for authentic Mexican taqueria style carne asada tacos (beef tacos). These are served on the soft corn tortillas, unlike the American version of tacos."
-Cebiche de Camaron. "Fresh shrimp is marinated in lime juice, salt and chile. It is then served with onions, cucumbers and condiments."A special kind of beans called azufrados are cultivated in Nayarit for local consumption and are the preferred beans for this dish. Chorizo and Szechwan chiles (chiles de árbol) are sautéed in pork lard then the beans are added and mashed. This dish is usually garnished with farmers cheese and served with corn chips. In some places along the coast, they serve these with sardines."
-Frijoles Puercos. "A special kind of beans called azufrados are cultivated in Nayarit for local consumption and are the preferred beans for this dish. Chorizo and Szechwan chiles (chiles de árbol) are sautéed in pork lard then the beans are added and mashed. This dish is usually garnished with farmers cheese and served with corn chips. In some places along 161_1_.jpgthe coast, they serve these with sardines."
La Quinceanera...
cake23.gifThe quinceanera, or in english the "sweet 15" is a very special time in a young girls life. It the transition of childhood to womenhood. It's really not just dressing up pretty, and have a party. It has much more to that, most take probably over a year of planning. Every little detail is required to the most important stuff like the dress, shoes, crown and so on. To the table covers, food, decorations and you catch my drift. What do you think the most important part of this tradition is? No it's not the party! It's the mass, this shows a young lady gives thanks to God for having led her there, safe and healthy with nothing interfering in her path to complete 15 years of life, and hopefully many more happy years to come. This quinceanera has many godfathers and godmothers that take part in this big celebration, that pitch in with either money [$], the ring, necklace, shoes, dress, cake, and so on. This has to be one of the most important parts of a girls life <3My View On This Special Event (:
I'm having my quinceanera soon, and this is an unexplainable feeling. It feels like I have reached a very good, and important point in my life.
I'm happy that I'm going to be surrounded by my most important friends and
family. It's going to be my day, and there is going to be of everything such as
food, friends, family, live BANDA music (like down below). Also the traditional
things like the changing of the shoe that the dad does, the waltz, the putting on
of the crown because for one day the girl is the queen of everything (:

The more traditional stuff...
-The waltz

-Father, daughter dance.
-Dad changes the quinceaneras shoes from flats to high heels.
-Brindis, which is a toast to the quinceanera.
-Cutting of the cake.

FUN FUN FUN.
-PAAAAAAAARTAAAAAAY! (;

La Musica, The Music.


The first video I have is Banda El Recodo. They are singing a song called Te presumo. This type of music was established in the 1880s in Zinaloa, but it really became popularized in the 1990s. Immigrants from Northern MX brought this type of music to the US, what would I do w/o this type of music!? The second video is the genre of duranguense. This really was brought out in the 2000s when a group called Grupo Montez.

SOURCES.
http://www.thedailyplate.com/nutrition-calories/food/generic/torta-de-carne-asada
http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/1869-the-cuisine-of-nayarit
http://images.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi
www.youtube.com