Interesting customs and traditions in Mexico

Hello everyone,

Living outside of our home country requires us to adapt to a new culture and different traditions. What are some of the cultural specifics in Mexico?

What are some of the traditional beliefs and cultural practices that you have encountered in Mexico that are different to your home country?

Tell us a bit more about some of the customs that you’ve found interesting, such as communication style, food, greetings, laws, or festivities.

What were your initial reactions and how did you adapt to them?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


People in Mexico are generally very gracious and polite. They will politely greet you when they see you if you return the pleasantness. Unlike Americans they don't just start talking about what they wanted to speak to you about  without saying good morning or afternoon and perhaps asking how you are. They are very likely to wish you a pleasant meal as they pass you in a restaurant even if they do not know you. behind the wheel it is usually different and on a moto there are no rules at all.

The festivals are very important and those start early and go long. Currently we are in a period of one holiday after the other. It started about September and will go until after January. It impacts deliveries and mail but otherwise is just entertaining. Dia del muerto was a very interesting holiday . It consists of two days not one. The first day is about adults and the second is for the lost children. The first day is very active and colorful with pictures of the dead, symbolic meals and costumes and makeup. and lots of evening activities, the second is very quiet with more private family and church activities instead of public.

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