Mexico Culiacán Mission


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Snapshot of Mexico – Spanish is the official language of Mexico. Mexico is an ethnically diverse country, with many people being descendents from both indigenous groups and European immigrants, though the southern part of the country has significantly higher levels of indigenous peoples than other areas. These southern and central regions are also home to several indigenous languages, such as Nahuatl and Yukatek Maya. Over 80% of Mexico’s population belongs to the Roman Catholic church, with attendance rates at about 47%. Many Mexican towns and cities have their own patron saints, which are celebrated with yearly feasts. Both Spanish and indigenous influences can be seen in art, architecture, and music. Mariachi performing groups (bands using singers, guitars, trumpets, and other instruments) regularly perform at festivals and restaurants, and many folk dances and traditional music are still practiced. Rock, pop, and other music styles such as norteña and ranchera are popular today. Soccer is the most popular sport in Mexico, though baseball is also popular. Lucha libre wrestling and bullfighting are also popular events. Mexican cuisine is based on the staples of corn, beans, and chili peppers, often used with meat, cheese, and other herbs and spices. Traditionally, the main meal is eaten during the afternoon. A soup is served first, followed by a meat dish with sauce and salsa, along with tortillas and beans. Street vendors are also quite popular, selling tacos, quesadillas, tortas, roasted chicken, and other dishes. Bacon-wrapped hot dogs are another popular street vendor food. Cuisine varies in different regions, with flour tortillas, burritos, cheese, and beef being more popular in the north, while tropical fruits and tamales are more commonly used in southern cooking. Seafood, morisqueta (a sausage and rice meal), and carnitas (deep-fried pork) are more commonly eaten in western Mexico.

 

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Mexico
President Jesus Velez

Rio Choix 888
Col. Rosales
80230 Culiacan, Sinaloa
Mexico

Spanish

Experiences

Straight from the Mexico Culiacán:

*What items were hard to get or not available?
“peanut butter, Dr. Pepper”

*What did you eat the most of?
“sea food, sushi, mexican”

*What is the craziest thing you ate?
“Chicken Feet”

*What was most surprising about the culture?
“The Poverty”

*What advice would you give to someone going to the Mexico Culiacán?
“Enjoy your time, it goes by too fast”

*What do you wish you had known before you served?
“Type of shoes to wear.”
-Skyler

*Other comments?
“Prepare for all types of Conditions.”
-Skyler
**Did you serve in the Mexico Culiacán? If so we could love to hear your advice and your stories! Please contact us at editor@missionhome.com**