Your host will also make it a priority to make you feel welcome and comfortable as their visitor.Speaking loudly is considered rude, and politeness precedes using words that might hurt someone’s feelings. While many different cultures have influenced the social fabric of Mexico, there are still certain traditions and customs that live on, even beyond the country’s boundaries.The following list highlights the Mexican traditions, customs and holidays worth celebrating. In Mexico, if you’re invited by a family to their home, it’s traditional to bring flowers with you.So let me start with less controversial and well received stereotypes and then gradually move on to the more offensive stereotypes. Everyone knows that the western style parenting is so forgiving and thoughtful, the whole paradigm behind it is this: “I brought this kid into this world and I will do everything I can to make him or her happy, even if it means that I have to work twice as hard and that my kid might become a spoiled little brat.” Asian Parenting is very strict and the paradigm behind it is this: “My kids have to work so hard to achieve all the things that I dreamed of but I couldn’t achieve myself”.Now comes Mexican parenting, just watch these hilarious videos about Mexican parenting as described by the comedian, George Lopez: According to Wikipedia, the average annual alcohol consumption per person in Mexico is 5.6 liters; that makes Mexico the 31st country out of 33 countries in the OECD in terms of alcohol consumption.Mexican men feel as though they should be providers, bread winners and protectors.This may cause a feelings of seriousness and firmness in their actions and words.
According to her, in Russia it’s not a real date unless the guy picks a girl up, pays for dinner, and gets her home at a time that is comfortable for her.
It is important to note that many Mexican men do not have this ingrained attitude, though many of them do.
This cultural attitude may be more apparent with the more religious or conservative men.
Expect a 15-20 minute delay if you’re talking business; Mexicans would rather not proceed in a hurry.
While not a public holiday recognized in Mexico, the 5 of May is a memorable date in Mexican history.
It is safe to conclude that the stereotype about Mexicans being heavy drinkers is wrong. Please leave a comment and let me know If I missed anything or If my research or conclusions were not accurate. : I read all the comments, I try to reply whenever possible but because of lack of time, my reply might come pretty late (Sorry in advance).