Mexico boasts one of the richest and unique cultures in all spheres. The six indigenous groups in the country uphold their individual cultures and heritage.
The cultural practices are the epitome of all national and traditional celebrations. The cultures influence cuisines, languages, rituals, and traditions, including herbal medicines instead of conventional ones.
Here are the facts that you need to know
- Pizza originated from Mexico.
Mexico is the origin of pizza; it’s the first country that introduced several spices, herbs, and ingredients used in modern culinary skills.
Tomatoes, onions, and avocadoes are ingredients that take their origin in the traditional Mexican people.
Their culinary skills brought pizza, which was a way of getting all ingredients in a single recipe. The flavor also derives its origin from this part of the continent.
- A Mexican developed the first birth control pill.
In 1951, norethisterone was discovered to help in birth control. The founder of the drug, Luis Ernesto Miramontes Cardenas, was only 25 years old by then.
The chemical compound is used in all the other birth control pills, among others in the current hormonal family planning methods.
- Mexico is the home of corn.
Corn is a staple food in Mexico. One unique thing about this corn species is the existence of over 55 varieties developed over centuries.
Although there is a lot of controversy due to its development- genetically modified foods- they still rank as the world’s main corn producers.
Mexican cuisine is renowned for its flavor and simplicity in its preparations. Is there a cuisine that appreciates natural spices and ingredients like Mexican cuisine?
This is the culture of maintaining the species from generations and using it to breed more species hence the diversity in corn species in this country.
- It is in Mexico that you have over 68 indigenous languages.
The six indigenous groups had their own language, which also has sub-tribes that formed the 68 existing in Mexico.
Others are in small communities that may face extinction due to intermarriage and the older generation’s high mortality rate; they still take pride in the languages in any of the Mexican cultural activities.
However, the official language is Spanish. The dialects came as a result of migration and intermarriages between the main groups.
- The indigenous groups along the Mexican valley practiced intensive agriculture.
The indigenous groups that lived in this land practiced agricultural farming on a small scale. The ones who lived along the canal and the valleys had fertile soils supporting large-scale agricultural practices.
Industrialization was a savior to enhance a skill that was already deep-rooted in the community.
That explains why they are the names that matter anytime people talk about global agriculture on international platforms.
- Mexico was the first country to invent colored tv.
Did you know that the first colored Television machine was invented in Mexico? The thriving film industry in the country is not by mistake; they had the equipment and the skills in the mid 19th century that aided in this industry’s development.
- This is the home of the first printing press.
Central historical is a museum that originally hosted the first printing press in the 15th century. Juan de Zumarraga, the inventor, used the machine to publish over 35 books used in the ancient church and the corporate office of the royalty.
That explains why we have many scholars in this country. The culture dates back to this invention and use of the printing press machine.
- Mexico boasts of over 34 historical sites recognized by UNESCO.
If there is a country with many historic towns recognized by UNESCO, then it’s in Mexico.
The ancient ruins in the historic sites are a sign of a deeply rooted culture among the Mexicana.
In the current soap operas and movies, you can fail to notice a touch of some of the artifacts.
For example, the smooth finish from the belt sander is a replica of the old wooden building recognized by UNESCO as part of the unique wooden designs that originated from this country.
You also can’t fail to notice the rustic designs emulated in the arts’ current fabricated work. The skills have a history that dates back from time immemorial.
- Home of one of the Seven Wonders of the World
The seven wonders of the world are found in Mexico. This is the place where the seven wonders of the world exist.
Mexico host some of them where you get to have ancient pillars in which one gets to have a shape of a snake in the form of a shadow.
That is the Mayan ruins where The Mata ceremonial city was build in Yucatan Peninsula. The snake’s shadow is what gave it the name. The structural buildings are a common feature in even the current buildings.