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Colors of Mexico City - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Mexico City Centro Local residents are talented and friendly people. These are great musicians, dancers and acrobats. Without a doubt, we can say that every native resident certainly has some talent. They are happy to show their skills to visitors, so while walking around the city you can see funny street musicians and become a witness of an enchanting performance. The locals really appreciate when visitors admire their creativity and share the holiday atmosphere.
The unchangingly popular Plaza Suites Mexico City is one of the most famous elite hotels in Mexico. It is open on Paseo de la Reforma and offers a wide choice of rooms and suites, including … Open
National holidays are worth a separate article. In winter in the city is organized Jazz Festival. The event always attracts many tourists and fans of this musical direction. Early March is the time for a carnival. This is a bright and magical show full of colorful parades and festivities. The reason for the celebration is Independence Day. On this holiday all the central streets and squares are transformed into large fairs. It seems that on this day all residents of the city gather near the festive square in order to enjoy dancing, taste delicious food and communicate with friends. There are more exalted celebrations in this city. For example, the Day of honoring the dead is one of them. It is celebrated annually on November 2.
Many locals people may seem even overly helpful and friendly. Women here can hear numerous compliments and praising. Such attitude is normal here and should not cause any embarrassment. In their turn, local people also expect courteous and polite attitude. You cannot afford any negligence even with strangers - it can severely hurt local people or cause uproar. Despite their love to different kinds of celebrations, local people have rather reserved attitude to alcohol. Appearing drunk in a public place is considered a sign of bad manners and disrespect to others. While making a visit to a house of local people, you should definitely get some modest gifts. Women are usually presented with a bouquet of flowers, and appropriate gifts for men are quality tobacco or good wine. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The culture of Mexico is largely determined by ancient traditions and customs. That is why the majority of the holidays and festivals here are of religious or pagan nature. The Catholic Epiphany, or the Day of the Holy Kings, reminds the Mexicans of the Bethlehem night. For children, this is the most favorite holiday - they receive a lot of gifts, even more than at Christmas. Regarding Christmas, Mexicans celebrate it almost for a month, from the beginning of December to January 6. In early December, the city of Mexico is decorated with Christmas scenes, Christmas trees, and markets. The so-called, Christmas season begins with the celebration devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe - the patroness of Mexico. By the way, the before-mentioned holiday the Day of the Holy Kings (January 6) is also included to the Christmas season, as well as the Day of Candles, which falls on the February 2. During all Christmas season, you will not get bored, as far as every day here passes or religious procession or the parade of musicians.
Mexico City `The brightest and favorite event held in winter - is the Carnival in Mexico. A week before Lent, the streets of Mexico explode with hundreds of bright lights and sounds. Officially, the holiday takes place for five days, during which many carnival participants go out in the street only in masks. According to the ancient tradition, carnival masks have the property of scaring off evil spirits. As soon as carnival ends, the Great Lent enters into force. Every year during the carnival, the city of Mexico hosts more than three hundred thousand guests and tourists, which by attendance puts the Carnival in Mexico to third place after the Brazilian and New Orleans carnivals. Carnival week ends with all kinds of competitions and festivals. At the very end of the carnival, during the comic ballot people choose "The Scary King" and the Queen of Carnival. Moreover, the best of the joke is the Day of the Oppressed Men. On this day, for twenty-three and a half hours, offended husbands can do whatever they want (naturally, within the limits of religion and the state).
It won’t take long to find a suitable hotel for a comfortable romantic vacation in Mexico City. Villa Condesa remains one of the most romantic hotels in the whole city. It is located … Open
If you happened to visit Mexico during fall, then you have the greatest chance to visit the Formula 1 on October 29. This is the most important and prestigious event in the world of racing, rightly called the "Queen of Motorsport", has long become the dream of almost every rider in the world, and, in addition, also the most expensive form of motorsports. November 1 and 2 in Mexico celebrate the Dia de los Muertos - a holiday dedicated to the memory of the dead. In accordance with ancient Indian traditions, Mexicans create altars and bring donations like sweets in the skull shapes, figures of dressed women's skeletons to the souls of deceased relatives and friends. This festival is the main public holiday in Mexico, and during these days all official institutions are closed. The fun starts when people dress in skeleton costumes, do amazing makeup and come out onto the streets of cities and towns. These days it is customary to set lavish tables, go to each other's houses, joke, have fun and celebrate.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Mexico City and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Mexico City
♥   Catedral Metropolitana de la Ascunsión, Ciudad de México, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Iglesia de Porta Coeli, Ciudad de México, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Maronita de Nuestra Señora de Valvanera, Ciudad de México, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral de Corpus Christi, Tlalnepantla, 12.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Jesús Señor de la Misericordia, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, 14.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral dal Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, Ecatepec de Morelos, 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral antigua de San Cristobal, Ecatepec de Morelos, 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Mexico City
♥   Castle 'Chapultepec Castle' Mexico City, 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Palace of Cortés' Cuernavaca, 57.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Mexico City and around

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It’s easy to find anthills, as insects prefer to settle in the roots of the agave. Ants lay eggs in early summer. During this period, the delicacy is usually cooked. The main danger is posed by large ants. The length of individuals may reach 10 mm. These insects are poisonous and during the breeding season they are particularly dangerous. Ant stings are painful and can bring a lot of discomfort. … Read further

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The walls of the skyscraper are white. Each wall has the panoramic windows that form the round glass panel. By 1997, the site on which the building is now located was the huge garbage heap. The architect has transformed the desolate district into a comfortable territory, with the shortest deadlines, as the main attraction of the unusual architectural monument. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Mexico City

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Mexico City. Learn the best periods to visit Mexico City to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Mexico City.
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