The History of Mexico

A country that is so rich in history and culture is made up of 31 states under one federal district is not only beautiful but also the third-largest country in Latin America, Mexico! One would think this amazing country wouldn’t have many inhabitants, but it actually has a population of over 100 million individuals, making it the home of the most Spanish speakers than any other nation around. Evidence of past cultures is very apparent all over the country still has individuals and families that are of indigenous descent.  Diego Ruiz Durán, a lawyer, lives in Mexico and enjoys learning about history. One would think that many of the countries ancient ruins no longer exist when in all actuality many beautiful and ancient ruins are kept intact, including the ruins of Tulum, the Mayan pyramids, and Chichen Itza which at its peak in 600 a.d was the center of power in the region. Mexico’s flag and colors mean so much to the country and its citizens. The green color in the flag means hope and victory, the red represents the blood shed by the country’s fallen heroes, and the white stands for purity. Today tourism is the biggest contributor to the country’s economy, people of all nationalities flock to Over to experience their beautiful culture, their clear beaches and their amazing mouth dropping ruins. The country is also the largest silver producing country in the world in an area called the silver belt. In 1968 They hosted the summer olympics, and in 1970 and 1986 hosted the world soccer cup. A major building that was built in 1563 was known as Palacio national held the three powers of government. Today however only the executive branch resides there. Palacio national however was destroyed two times by fire once in 1659 and the other in 1692. The monument was rebuilt in 1693 and still remains the same today. In the early to mid 1900 Diego Rivera painted a mural on the palace walls that is home to the liberty bells. located on the north side of Mexico City and built in 1573 is catedral metropolitana, it is the largest and oldest building and is home to the virgin of Guadalupe. It is said that she gives miracles to all and there have been accounts of miraculous happenings. One is aware that the citizens and those who have moved afar value their culture and country with everything in them. family remains among the most important elements in Mexican culture. It is said that an individual’s opportunities and lifestyle status is greatly influenced by family ties. The main language is Spanish however there are an additional 60 indigenous languages including Mayan spoken as well. One would assume that with having so many languages there would be a diversity between religions, but Catholicism is actually the dominant religion since it was established in the early 1600s. As of today 75% of the country is catholic making It the second largest in catholic religion. With that percentage being explained, a lot of The holidays are of Christian descent such as Semana Santa, Christmas, Dia De Los Muertos, and the day of La Virgen De Guadalupe. So as many can see, they are not only Culture rich but overall an amazing and beautiful country to learn about and indulge in, according to Diego Ruiz Durán. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this Great country!