Mexican culture and customs have undergone tremendous transformations throughout the years, and varies widely throughout the country. And while many Mexicans live in cities, the smaller rural communities still play a strong role in defining the country’s collective vibrant community.
However, the things to do in Mexico City is an amalgamation of the old and the new. With constant honor being given to the past, but reinvention always on the horizon.
The culinary range of the capital adopts this ideology, with pre-Hispanic roots and influence from abroad, creating quintessential Mexican food delights such as barbacoa (slow-cooked lamb or goat), enchiladas, chilaquiles, tostadas, Aztec soup and tamales, as well as international dishes to satisfy all tastes.
And whether you discover the place through the many exquisite Mexico City tours on offer, or through adrenaline-shot eyes while paragliding or hot-air ballooning just outside the capital, Mexico city’s dynamism and consistent vibrance have given it a unique creative expression and an unmistakable energy that has become intertwined with its local customs.
This is arguably most notable when the city manages to shine brightest with its high-powered cultural and religious festivals Including Day of the Dead on November 1st and 2nd, The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on December 12th, and Christmas and New Year’s celebrations when, as has become custom, the city is lit up by multicolored lights and day-long celebrations.