At home, we practice Mexican culture. Mexico is a large country in North America. I am so excited for you to learn about my culture! I hope you have fun on my heritage journey!
I love Mexican food! Many of our meals include tacos and quesadillas. My favorite food is quesadillas especially with cheese that stretches and with chicken. Mexican food is a big part of my culture because cooking traditional food is a way of preserving our culture when moving to new places.
Mexican artwork is beautiful! In Mexico, people draw skulls and inside the skull they will paint flowers and other beautiful things. On the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, children can get skulls painted on their faces. It is celebrated the day after Halloween to celebrate our dead relatives. On this holiday we honor them.
The language they speak in Mexico is Spanish. It is very different from English. We pronounce letters differently. For example the letters ll together make the "yuh" sound in English.
An aspiration I have is to learn more Spanish, and then I want to go on a trip to Mexico to visit my family. Another thing I want to have from my culture is a quinceanera. If you don't know what that is, it is when a Mexican girl turns 15 years old and her parents throw a big party. It celebrates moving through girlhood to womanhood.
5th grade student, USA