Mexico has a complex culture reflecting the various phases in the history of Mexico. The Mexicans are proud of their country, culture and lifestyle and try to preserve it as much as possible even when they are living anywhere other than Mexico. The Mexican Americans however don’t have to make much effort as the neighboring countries have quite a lot in common. Mexican American culture is a blend of the culture of both countries, while distinctly being Mexican. This cultural blend stands out amongst many other ethnic groups living in the USA. The Mexican American culture shows many influences of other nations. Particularly the Spanish influences are quite strong. The American culture has also crept in them to some extent, so have the religious influences.
Mexicans are sensitive and emotional by nature. They follow their traditions and etiquette. Mexicans are more driven by titles and positions rather than money.
Spanish is the predominant language spoken by Mexican Americans. Mexico has the largest Spanish speaking population in the world. Mexico was a Spanish colony and under Spanish rule native languages lost their influence
Religion has a very strong influence on the lives of Mexicans. 90% of Mexicans are Roman Catholic. A large number also follows other religions like Evangelical, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Jehovah’s Witnesses. All Mexican festivals are centered around their religion. Ex. Holidays
For Mexicans, family comes first and their profession comes second. Men are the bread winners and women take care of the household. Children are brought up in a close household where they get a lot of attention. Mexicans prefer to settle down in one place and be near family. Ideas regarding masculinity.